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Old 10-08-2007
extracting fields

Hi,

i have a line with several fields (indefinite number of - count varies) separated by colon.

Now, i need to pick each field (except the first one) and have it assigned to variable within a loop. In other words, in the first iteration of the loop, the variable must be assigned with 2nd field; In 2nd iteration, variable must be assigned with 3rd field and so on till the end of fields.

Any help would highly be appreciated.

TIA
Prvn
# 2  
Old 10-08-2007
Here's an example using the $PATH variable...
Code:
oldIFS="$IFS"
IFS=":"
set $PATH
shift
for i
do
   echo do something with $i
done
IFS="$oldIFS"

# 3  
Old 10-08-2007
Thanks Ygor,

It worked like a charm.

Thanks much
TIA

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