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Old 01-21-2014
Use while loop - output variable

I'm very much a newbie and hence why this is going to be a stupid question.

I'm attempting to create a korn shell script that pulls zone file locations and includes the copy command in the output. What?

while read -r domain
do ls */*"$domain" > $dir1
echo "cp $dir1 $dir1-$2"
done < $1

$1 = user1domains.txt

$2 = usr1bak

RUN: ./getzonedir.ksh user1domains.txt usr1bak

Expected output...
first step would be the domain zone files are found, so stepping through the first it would find primary.dir/ (this I want to become a variable so I can echo the command needed to backup this zone file for example "cp primary.dir/ primary.dir/

Am I going about this all wrong?
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Old 01-21-2014
so you just want to spit out the zone files from named in a loop?

for ZONE in `find /path/to/file(s) -type f`
   echo ${ZONE}

I keep my zone files in /etc/named/views:

$ ksh getzones.ksh

I know this doesn't answer your question exactly, but I think it should help you get to where you are going. There are other ways to achieve the same thing without using 'find' as well.

Last edited by Blackacid; 01-21-2014 at 03:53 PM.. Reason: update to this
# 3  
Old 01-21-2014
Thanks for the feedback...

I use ls */*$domain <--which is fed from the .txt file for the domains I'm interested in and it works great so far but I want to output the results (which would be the full path and zone file name) into a variable. I thought you could output the results using a > to variable name but that doesn't seem to work. If I could get the entire path and file name into a variable then I could either print the variable with the commands I want like
print "cp $fullpathandfilenamevar $fullpathandfilenamevar-bak"

or something like that.
# 4  
Old 01-21-2014
Why would you want to print a shell statement -- why not actually run the shell statement?

> does not redirect into variables, > redirects into files. You may have created a bunch of funny-named files doing this, you'd probably better check Smilie
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Old 01-21-2014
I'm guessing he is just trying to output what would be happening, before he turns it loose. Just guessing, I tend to do the same when trying something new.

Why wouldn't this work for you?

$ cat mydomains.txt

$ cat getzone.ksh
for domain in `cat ${1}`
   zone=`find . -type f -name \*${domain}\* -print`
   echo "cp ${zone} ${zone}-${2}"

$ ksh getzone.ksh mydomains.txt usr1bak
cp ./dir1/ ./dir1/
cp ./dir1/ ./dir1/
cp ./dir2/ ./dir2/

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Old 01-21-2014
Thank You for the input. Its just like Blackacid said, I like seeing what should happen before I let it loose. Its my lack of confidence during my learning how to script.
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