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# 1  
Old 06-12-2008
how to parse value of the variable

I have a variable which has a full path to the file, for example :
Does anybody know the command to parce this variable and assign the result to 3 other variables so each subdirectory name will be in a new variable like this
Many thanks -A
# 2  
Old 06-12-2008
Hammer & Screwdriver One approach

> A=/t1/bin/f410pdb
> B=$(echo "$A" | cut -d"/" -f2)
> C=$(echo "$A" | cut -d"/" -f3)
> D=$(echo "$A" | cut -d"/" -f4)
> echo $A
> echo $B
> echo $C
> echo $D
# 3  
Old 06-12-2008
Thanks a lot -A
# 4  
Old 06-12-2008
Another ...

$ A=/t1/bin/f410pdb oIFS=$IFS IFS=/
$ set -- $A
$ echo $2
$ echo $3
$ echo $4

With Z-Shell:

$ A=/t1/bin/f410pdb a=(${(s:/:)A})
$ print $a[1]
$ print $a[2]
$ print $a[3]

Last edited by radoulov; 06-12-2008 at 12:43 PM..
# 5  
Old 06-12-2008
Thank again for help

The code works perfectly
Would you mind to explain what
oIFS=$IFS IFS=/ does. Cheers -A
# 6  
Old 06-13-2008
Save the current Internal Field Separator in oIFS, set it temporarily to '/' so the shell can split the string, restore ASAP the standard value.
For more information:

man sh|less -pIFS

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