File/directory information......

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers File/directory information......
# 15  
Old 01-06-2002
I tried:

tr ["\-rwx"] ["0421"]

tr ["rwx\-"] ["4210"]

in this script:
print -n "Enter file name: "
read name
if [ -f $name ]
ls -ld $name | cut -c2-10 | tr [-rwx] [0421] | sed "s/./& /g" | awk '{print $1+$2+$3 $4+$5+$6 $7+$8+$9}'
echo "This is not a file"

But still same error message: tr: Bad string.

Smilie Smilie Smilie
# 16  
Old 01-07-2002
I just treid a few combinations of what Jimbo suggested, but dont seem to be getting anywhere. Im sure there must be an alternative??

Anybody got any suggestions??
# 17  
Old 01-07-2002
This worked for me:

#echo "rwx" | tr rwx 421
# 18  
Old 01-07-2002
Your version of tr thinks that we are trying to specify a range such as a-z because of the hyphen, even though we have escaped it with the backslash. It might work if we specify it as an octal value (works for me), so try one of the following:

echo rw- | tr ["\55rwx"] [0421]
echo rw- | tr ["\055rwx"] [0421]
# 19  
Old 01-07-2002
No Jimbo, still aint working. Still Bad string. Smilie Smilie

sbw1 - were do u want me to input this? on the comand line or in my script?

I tried: #echo "rwx" | tr rwx 421 on the comand line, but it didnt work.
# 20  
Old 01-07-2002
Until we get the tr command working, let's just keep it as you just tried, and with no hyphen because that adds a complication.

What unix/linux are you using? You might have a different tr command on your system that will work better. The one you are using now will be shown with:

which tr

Try to find another one with:

find /usr -name tr
find /bin -name tr

If you find one, you can try it, for example:

echo "rwx" | /usr/ucb/bin/tr rwx 421
# 21  
Old 01-07-2002
Think I just got some where jimbo??

This is what i just did: on the promte line just typed:

echo "rwx" | /usr/bin/tr rwx 421

and it printed this:


I aint got a clue wat that command did Smilie, but that was the outcome???? Can u explain wat that did? and how can i use that in my script??
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

How to create file and file content based existing information?

Hi Gurus, I am SQL developer and new unix user. I need to create some file and file content based on information in two files. I have one file contains basic information below file1 and another exception file file2. the rule is if "zone' and "cd" in file1 exists in file2, then file name is... (13 Replies)
Discussion started by: Torhong
13 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Grep? - using a file of terms to search another file when the information is on a different line

I have a flat file that looks like this, let's call it Chromosome_9.txt: FT /Gene_Name="Guanyl-Acetylase 9" FT /Gene_Number"36952" FT /Gene_Name="Endoplasmic Luciferase" FT /Gene_Number"36953" FT ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: Twinklefingers
4 Replies

3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How can I use my code to gather information from a file in a completely different directory?

I need my code to compare two different files that are in two completely different directories, How can I do this? So for example, my code will look at file1 which is in my home directory, and compare the files with those from file2 that is in /abc/adf/adr/afc/adf/file2... does that make sense? (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: castrojc
1 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

reading a file extracting information writing to a file

Hi I am trying to extract information out of a file but keep getting grep cant open errors the code is below: #bash #extract orders with blank address details # # obtain the current date # set today to the current date ccyymmdd format today=`date +%c%m%d | cut -c24-31` echo... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: Bruble
8 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Create shell script to extract unique information from one file to a new file.

Hi to all, I got this content/pattern from file http.log.20110808.gz mail1 httpd: Account Notice: close 2011/8/7 7:37:36 0:00:03 0 0 1 mail1 httpd: Account Information: login proxy sid=gFp4DLm5HnU mail1 httpd: Account Notice: close (16 Replies)
Discussion started by: Mr_47
16 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Only the required tag information the XML file file

Hi i have a single line xml file having many account no tag, from which i need only the account no from the tag. any one can help on this. below is the xml file: ... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Saravanapk
2 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Generating an xml having information related to files in the directory

Hi all, Have to generate an xml having information related to files in the directory Suppose i have file file1.xml (datafile) file2.xml (datafile) file3.xml (metafile) Now i need to generate an xml in the format >> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <AuditFile Version="2.0">... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: abhinav192
8 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Read directory and fill a file with this information

Hello All, Got a question to make a script what reads a directory and put the file names from that directory in a file with some extra text. ls /tempdir output is: file1.gfh file2.txt file4.zzz these file names (always with an extention) must be placed in a line and written to... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ToXiQ
2 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

why does tar sometimes include directory information?

hi, say I have dirA/file1 dirB/file2 and I tar them up, and then do zcat Tar.tar | tar tvf - Sometimes I will see: dirA/ dirA/file1 dirB/ dirB/file2 yet other times I will see (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: JamesByars
4 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

date information of a directory

when i list the content of a directory date informations are also listed (ls -ltr) for included files and directories. for example: i see the date Jun 29 14:43 for one of the included directory, but when i look into the files contained in this directory i cannot see any file with this... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: gfhgfnhhn
1 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question