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Old 08-03-2009
find a string

I have a file as:

How to find and assign:
var1 = address@com to var1 
var2 = \nam1\nam2\nam3\nam4\nam5\file.txt 

Thank you

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 08-04-2009 at 02:45 AM.. Reason: added code tags
# 2  
Old 08-03-2009
I think you'd better explain how a Unix file name can have an "@" and a "|" in it or check your formatting, also rephrase your question and check your spelling if you want and answer to this.
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Old 08-03-2009
First, I'll restate the problem that I believe is being asked:

Suppose that there is a file with contents that follow this pattern:


How does one make variable assignments as follows for each line?
var1 = address@com to var1
var2 = \nam1\nam2\nam3\nam4\nam5\file.txt


Let's say that the file is named data.file. The following script will assign the values as desired and echo them out:

for line in `cat data.file` 
address=`echo $line | awk -F"|" '{print $1}'`
path=`echo $line | awk -F"|" '{print $2}'`
echo "The address is $address and the path is $path"

The critical step is the use of awk to break each line into parts. The -F"|" tells awk to use the pipe character as the field separator.

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