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Old 07-26-2009
error while using cut

im reading in a file line by line and trying to cut part of it but it wont work and is giving me this error

ipaddress=`cut -d ' ' -f 2 $line`


im getting this error

work1: line 23: [: : unary operator expected


Does anyone know what the correct syntax should be?
# 2  
Old 07-26-2009
Why dont u post the whole script and you better use code tags too when you post it.
# 3  
Old 07-26-2009
magnia,

Are you sure it is an issue with the cut statement? I see you have another post open:

https://www.unix.com/unix-dummies-que...variables.html

That if statement might be the thing giving you problems, as that is normally the type of error you get when you are comparing the wrong data type.
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Old 07-26-2009
got it to work, i catted $line then used pipe to do the cut and it worked fine
 

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