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Old 11-14-2007
egrep not giving desired results

I have written a shell script which looks like below:

grep -v ',0,' ./DATA/abc.001 > ./DATA/abc.mid
egrep $GREPSEARCH ./DATA/ebc.mid > ./DATA/abc.cut

the variable GREPSEARCH has values like the below:

'|1311618,1|1311618,5|1311618,9|1311618,01|1311618,02|1311618,05|1311618,06|1311618,07|1311618,08|13 11618,09|1311618,P|1350065,1|1350065,5|1350065,9|1350065,01|1350065,02|1350065,05|1350065,06|1350065 ,07|1350065,08|1350065,09|1350065,P|'

data with similar patterns exist in the abc.001 file

Now my problem is that the abc.mid file is getting created successfully but the abc.cut file being created by the redirection of egrep output is just creating a file with '0' bytes.

Can someone let me know if there something that I have missed out....


PS: I have checked the disk space and there is enough space for the file to be created.
# 2  
Old 11-14-2007
Put quotes around "$GREPSEARCH" ?
# 3  
Old 11-14-2007
Hi Prowla,

I am afraid that didn't help.

# 4  
Old 11-14-2007
Remove lead and trailing | :
GREPSEARCH='1311618,1|1311618,5|1311618,9|1311618,01|1311618,02|1311618,05|1311618,06|1311618,07|1311618,08|13 11618,09|1311618,P|1350065,1|1350065,5|1350065,9|1350065,01|1350065,02|1350065,05|1350065,06|1350065 ,07|1350065,08|1350065,09|1350065,P'

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