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# 1  
Old 12-10-2007
I need help with a basic script

a) Total number of words in the file.

b) Total number of different words in the file.

How can I use the translate and/or unique commands to accomplish this

Last edited by EECSDAVE; 12-10-2007 at 07:58 PM.. Reason: To solicit a response
# 2  
Old 12-10-2007
back in my day, we used to listen in class. then we would learn how to do our own work.

refer to item 6:

https://www.unix.com/unix-dummies-que...om-forums.html
# 3  
Old 12-10-2007
here's the original text before he edited it:

Quote:
Assume you have a file that contains text. This file can be a news article,
essay, ... that contains regular words from the English language.

Write a C-shell script that prompts the user for the name of the text file to be examined.

Output is:

a) Total number of words in the file.

b) Total number of different words in the file.

I should use the translate command
# 4  
Old 12-10-2007
Thanks for your incorrect diagnosis. I'm actually trying to teach myself scripting and this was a problem in the book that I am using to learn from. So number six does not apply to me, but I appreciate the attempted moral rebuke. LOLSmilie
# 5  
Old 12-10-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by EECSDAVE
I'm actually trying to teach myself scripting and this was a problem in the book that I am using to learn from.
The approach we are trying to encourage is to include phrases such as ".... and this is how far I got ..." or ".... I am trying to use XXX but it's not doing what I thought it would....".

There was a story about teaching somebody to fish.......

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