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Old 09-23-2009
manipulating home directory


The homedirectory of a particular user is "/prod/idms_tp/home/prodtp" and I managed to extract the rootdir (/prod) but how do I extract the rest of it (/idms_tp/home/prodtp)

Many thanks
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Old 09-24-2009
echo '/prod/idms_tp/home/prodtp'| sed 's/^\(\/\{1\}[^\/]*\)\/.*/\1/g'
echo '/prod/idms_tp/home/prodtp'| sed 's/^\/\{1\}[^\/]*\(\/.*\)/\1/g'

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Old 09-24-2009
thanks a lot. It works beautifully

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