how to print asterisk without its wild card functionality


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how to print asterisk without its wild card functionality

I have three cron entries in a file /cron_entries as

15 * * * * /bin/hourjobs > /tmp/hrjob.log 2>&1
..................
....................

I am trying to read this file in for loop using code below:

cron=`cat /cron_entries`
for line in $cron
do
printf "%s\n" "$line" >> /tmp/$$current_cron
done


When i see in /tmp/$$current_cron , the "*" is getting replaced with all files in that directory.. I need to enter asterisk as it is into file without its wildcard functionality..
can i get solution for this...
# 2  
cat /cron_entries|while ln=`line`
do
echo "$ln" >> /tmp/$$current_cron
done
# 3  
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbsrinivas
cat /cron_entries|while ln=`line`
do
echo "$ln" >> /tmp/$$current_cron
done
A better way:
Code:
while read line; do
   echo "$line" >> /tmp/$$current_cron
done < /cron_entries

# 4  
Code:
cat cron_entries>>/tmp/$$current_cron


with zsh:

Code:
<cron_entries>>/tmp/$$current_cron


Last edited by radoulov; 09-24-2007 at 06:08 AM.. Reason: addition
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Thanks for all ur help
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