Bash to append array value to file before copying


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Come on - cding to * cannot by all means happen unless each * expands to exactly one directory.
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Each value in ID is unique and the wildcard is for the additional text after each unique value. Thank You Smilie.
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Originally Posted by cmccabe
So if I understand and am reading the error correctly the * is not expanding on the remote machine? I think this because tee looks good but the terminal doesn't like the *. I am testing this on ubuntu but will use it on centos. Thank you Smilie.
No reason * shouldn't expand, perhaps you ended up with nonprinting characters like carriage returns in your array or some such. If the commands work when pasted, that's what I'd bet.

By the way, you don't need readarray to make arrays:
Code:
# Set an array in one step in bash
array=( $(awk -F '\n' -v RS="" -v ref="$s5" '$0 ~ ref {d=split($0, val, " "); for(i=2;i<d;i+=2) printf "%s ",val[i]; printf "\n"}' list | tr -d '\r') )

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The contents of array are and yes I can go to each directory manually, so the array is the issue? Thank you Smilie.
Code:
declare -p array='([0]="ID1" [1]="ID2")'

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I won't know the issue until it works. Nonprinting characters are nonprinting, invisible to copy-paste. If there were nonprinting characters in your array you might not see them. Did you try my code, which removes carriage returns?
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Yes i did but then i had to run and will post the output with code as soon as i can. Thank you Smilie.
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Pls post your (representative, full breadth) directory structure down to "folder". Which you should do anyhow, always.
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