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Old 03-14-2007
Pipe data to shell script

Sorry about the noobish question but...

How do I capture data thats piped to my script?

For instance,
Code:
ls -al | myscript.sh

How do I access the output from ls -al in myscript.sh?
# 2  
Old 03-14-2007
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Originally Posted by tomjones07
Sorry about the noobish question but...

How do I capture data thats piped to my script?

For instance,
Code:
ls -al | myscript.sh

How do I access the output from ls -al in myscript.sh?
A basic simple way

Code:
#!/usr/bin/ksh
cat - | while read LINE
do
  echo aa${LINE}bb
done

# 3  
Old 03-14-2007
The first command in your script will accept the input from the pipe. So if you just want to capture it to a file, then try...
Code:
cat > file1

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Old 03-14-2007
cheers guys Smilie
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