Ksh script - Design ? - Search file and set variables

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Old 10-04-2007
you can use something like this:
printf "You're oncall today %s\n"  "$(date +%D)"|mailx -s "Some subject here" "$2 $4"

# 9  
Old 10-04-2007

Works like a charm - Thanks!!

PS: Any recommendations for a good scripting (ksh) book / tool to really learn how to script? I have been reading 'learning the korn shell - oreilly'.

# 10  
Old 10-04-2007
I would suggest:

The Korn Shell (Unix and Linux Program Manual) by Anatole Olczak for the Korn Shell.

Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Chris F.A. Johnson (he contributes to this forum) for the shell scripting approach in general.
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