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# 1  
Is echo $variable >> text.txt working in MacOSX?

Hi

New at this, but want to learn more.

I'm trying this as an Shell Command in MacOSX;

Code:
newdate='<TIME>'
echo $newdate >> /Users/ttadmin/Desktop/test.txt

And it don't work. But if I just use;

Code:
echo <TIME> >> /Users/ttadmin/Desktop/test.txt

(<TIME> is an variable that one program uses.)

Hope someone understand the problem..

Best Regards
Thomas
# 2  
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackt
Is echo $variable >> text.txt working in MacOSX?
Yes, it works fine, but <TIME> is not supported, I don't think. Try date instead.


Code:
newdate=$(date)
echo $newdate >> /Users/ttadmin/Desktop/test.txt

# 3  
Thanks for quick replay, but that don't work either. Smilie

Code:
newdate='example'
echo $newdate >> /Users/ttadmin/Desktop/test.txt

This for example just give me one blank file (test.txt).

(The <DATE> is an variable that the app I try to use sends out. Other is for example <FILE>, <USER> and so on..)
# 4  
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackt
Thanks for quick replay, but that don't work either. Smilie
Works fine for me on my Mac Smilie

Code:
apple:/ neo$ 
apple:/ neo$ newdate=$(date)
apple:/ neo$ echo $newdate >> text.txt                       
apple:/ neo$ cat text.txt
Fri Nov 27 17:59:40 ICT 2009
apple:/ neo$

# 5  
Smilie Smilie

Ok. It works in the Terminal for me to.. Smilie

But not inside the application.. Smilie

The app is the FTP-server Rumpus (one Mac-only app).

(see attached picture)
Is echo $variable &gt;&gt; text.txt working in MacOSX?-picture-2png
# 6  
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackt
Smilie Smilie

Ok. It works in the Terminal for me to.. Smilie

But not inside the application.. Smilie

The app is the FTP-server Rumpus (one Mac-only app).

(see attached picture)
Of course it does not work. You cannot run Bash terminal commands like this inside an FTP FUI client.

Why did you not mention this in your first post?? Please post all the details in when post a question. Thanks.

Last edited by Neo; 11-27-2009 at 08:27 AM.. Reason: Reopened thread.
# 7  
I'm sorry, of course should I get you all every info I have..

Backstory: In the FTP-Server (Rumpus) you can use 'Event Notice' that triggers when someone downloads or uploads some files.

And one thing is to use Shell Commands like this (this put the file in a folder that is named after an variable and put some variables in an xml-file in the same folder);

Code:
mkdir /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>
echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>' >> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml
echo '<data>' >> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml
echo '\t<kund><FORMVAR kund></kund>' >> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml
echo '\t<kundmail><FORMVAR kundmail></kundmail>' >> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml
echo '\t<projektledare><FORMVAR projektledare></projektledare>' >> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml
echo '\t<filename_arg><FILENAME></filename_arg>' >> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml
echo '\t<sidor><FORMVAR sidor></sidor>' >> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml
echo '\t<date_arg><DATE></date_arg>' >> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml
echo '</data>' >> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml
cp <FILE> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>
rm <FILE>

This works perfect, but is somehow a bit difficult to overlook and the application don't like this amount of code (to many characters). And I get some input from a friend to use the "$example" to get some better code;

Code:
mkdir /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>
outputfile = '/<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml'
echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>' >> $outputfile
echo '<data>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<kund><FORMVAR kund></kund>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<kundmail><FORMVAR kundmail></kundmail>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<projektledare><FORMVAR projektledare></projektledare>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<filename_arg><FILENAME></filename_arg>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<papperkv><FORMVAR papperkv></papperkv>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<sidor><FORMVAR sidor></sidor>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<format><FORMVAR format></format>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<date_arg><DATE></date_arg>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<time_arg><TIME></time_arg>' >> $outputfile
echo '\t<note><FORMVAR note></note>' >> $outputfile
echo '</data>' >> $outputfile
cp <FILE> /<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>
rm <FILE>

But this don't work, and it is possible like that Neo is saying that "outputfile = '/<HOMEPATH ANONYMOUS>/<FORMVAR kund>/<FILENAME>.xml'" don't work inside applications (in MacOS X).

So my question this time is:
Is there some other way to solve this? It feels like the app just use direct commands (like the first example).

Thanks Neo for the info, and sorry that I missed all extra info..

Best Regards..
 

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