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Old 02-13-2008
How to create a list of entries without vi

Hi

Is there a way to create a list of entries in a file without using vi to create this list ? I like to write a shell script that would create a list like this:

apple : 2
orange : 4
pear : 3

Any tips/suggestions ?

Thanks
# 2  
Old 02-13-2008
Try out this:

Code:
echo "hello" > file.txt

Also check what this does:

Code:
echo "world" >> file.txt

That has your answer (among many other solutions).

HTH
# 3  
Old 02-13-2008
You can use loops in the script to create the list.

Regards,
Chella
# 4  
Old 02-13-2008
Use << operator

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpc8250
Hi

Is there a way to create a list of entries in a file without using vi to create this list ? I like to write a shell script that would create a list like this:
Here's another way (BASH/KSH/SH)
Code:
cat <<LIST >list.dat
apple : 2
orange : 4
pear : 3
LIST

cat list.dat


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