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1. Shell Programming and Scripting
I am currently reading a very old reference from O'Reilly: Sed and Awk 2nd Edition reprinted in 2000. So far, it's a solid read and still very relevant. I'd highly recommend this to anyone.
The only problem I have with this book is that I had to resort to bourne shell to get my examples to work... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ConcealedKnight
2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
1) I want to display all the files in a directory that start with the word chapter, are followed by a digit 1,2,6,8, or 9 and end with .eps or .prn
so I came up with this
file ~/temp/chapter.eps ~/temp/chapter.prn
but is there a better way, i.e. combining both file types into the command?
... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: dunsta
3. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have prepared a script to submit a string in a txt file.
However there are somethings that I have to check before submitting the string in the txt file.
One of those checks is to determine whether the string entered contains any metacharacters.
I have tried sth like;
echo "string" | grep -v ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ozum
4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Hello. I am learning how to use Unix through an online course. Unfortunately the text that we use isn't very good, so I could use some help with a pretty basic question.
Use metacharacters and the ll command to list all filenames under the datafiles directory that contain a dot "." with the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: feverdream
5. Shell Programming and Scripting
If I have a filename as
and I use
for FILE in `find . -name "filename*" -type f`
I get my output as 20090807
However if my filename is
Is there a way I can use metacharacters in my... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: RubinPat
6. Shell Programming and Scripting
I'm trying to create a bash script that takes a URL as one of its arguments like this:
I'm having trouble storing the URL because it contains the meta character "&" which is being interpreted... thus when I run the... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: kds1398
7. Shell Programming and Scripting
Can someone please advise what is the meaning of metacharacters in below code?
a_LPFX="a_DPFX : $$ : "
gehlnar (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: gehlnar
8. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have an extraordinary problem with a csh script.....(feel free to berate the use of this but I'm modifying an existing bunch of them)
Anyway, I have a master csh script which in turn calls a second csh script. This second csh script is below. Within this second script are two compiled C++... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: pollsizer
9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I want to display an asterisk to the screen as part of a string. I know how to use the Backslash to escape it's value. But how do I display it without showing the Backslash? (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: regencyabs
10. Shell Programming and Scripting
Is there a way to use metacharacters in a loop or in an if.
I want to allow a user to enter Y, y, Yes, yes, Yah, etc...
in a loop I tried:
while *" ]
while *" ]
this works for grep or egrep but not in loops
Why?????? (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: jrdnoland1