Substring Function


 
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Substring Function

I have a file in which there are other file path and names


Code:
/home/data/abc.txt
/home/data/sdf.txt
/home/data/sdg.txt

how can I get the file names i.e. abc.txt sdf.txt sdg.txt

I searched the forum for sed command but it was confusing to me
# 2  
Try:
Code:
perl -pe 's#.*/##' file

# 3  
Also:
Code:
 while read -r a; do basename "$a"; done <file

Or, if you like sed:
Code:
sed 's|.*/||' <file

--
Bye
# 4  
Code:
while read line
do
file=`basename $line`
echo $file
done < yourfilename

assuming you need all file names irrespective of extension type.
# 5  
You don't need backticks to do that Smilie

Code:
OLDIFS="$IFS"
IFS="/"

while read LINE
do
        set -- "$LINE"
        shift $(( $#-1 ))
        echo "Got $1"
done

IFS="$OLDIFS"

# 6  
Shorter:
Code:
while read line
do
 echo "Got ${line##*/}"
done < file


Last edited by elixir_sinari; 10-02-2012 at 01:20 PM..
# 7  
Here is one more way...probably quickest :-)
Code:
 awk -F"/" '{print $NF}' file.txt

 

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