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Old 01-21-2016
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I am using two files - one file contains list of service name , other file contains commands for each of these service name .

I have to read each service name and check this string in 1.cfg file , if it exists , then i have to read another file (commands file ) and take the string and check if it is in 2.cfg file . i have to continue till end of the line in the files.

Note : it should be one after the another .

I wrote a script which is has below

for x in `cat service_list
grep $x 1.cfg  > /dev/null 2>&1
 if [ $? -eq 0 ]
echo "$x exits"
echo "Now checking another file"
for y in `cat command_list`
grep $y 2.cfg > /dev/null 2>&1

if [ $? -eq 0 ]
echo "$y exists"

here the inner for loop executes completly first , checks all commands and then goes to outer for loop . but my requirement is to check service then check command . and it should repeat like check service and then command.

Please help


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 01-21-2016 at 03:47 PM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 01-21-2016
Please use code tags as required by forum rules!

Not clear. Your snippet loops through the entire command file once for EACH service entry. Regardless of the service's existence in file1. Which might become lengthy.

Please be way more detailed and specific - what exactly do you want to achieve? What's the relation between services and commands? Do you know about the -f option to grep?
# 3  
Old 01-21-2016
here are the details :
my service file list is as below
region name
so on

for each service , my command list file is having corresponding command entry as below


i have to write a validation script to which
a. read service file list (one by one ), check that in 1.cfg file then
b. read command file list ( one by one ) , check that in 2.cfg if it exists.

Repeat a and b step for each time.

hope this time my requirement is clear.

Thanks in advance.
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