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# 1  
Old 08-09-2007
Substring in Shell Script

Hi

I'm new to Shell scripting. Someone please help me in extracting a portion of string from a file.

Eg:

I got a file like, Readme.txt and has the following name value pairs

input1 : /homes/input1/
input2 : /homes/input2/
...
...

When I give the parameter input1, the value /homes/input1/ has to returned from the file and get stored in a variable.

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 08-09-2007
Code:
#!/bin/ksh

inpStr=$1;
inpFile="Readme.txt"
myVar=$(grep -x $inpStr $inpFile | cut -d':' -f2)

# 3  
Old 08-09-2007
Code:
store=`awk -F ":" '/input1/ { print $2 }' filename`

# 4  
Old 08-17-2007
Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by lorcan
Code:
#!/bin/ksh

inpStr=$1;
inpFile="Readme.txt"
myVar=$(grep -x $inpStr $inpFile | cut -d':' -f2)

Thanks lorcan... Its working fine...
 

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