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Old 09-26-2001
How to extract a portion of a string from the whole string

How to extract a portion of a string from a full string using unix.

For example:

Say source string is = "req92374923.log"

I want only the numeric portion of the string say "92374923" how to do that in Unix.
# 2  
Old 09-27-2001
I suppose it depends on what you are really trying to do. One way would be:
echo req92374923.log | cut -c4-11

You can also use sed, awk or possible basename.
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Old 09-29-2001
Thanks 98_1LE

It worked fine..

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