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1. UNIX and Linux Applications
I am scratching my head right now. I am trying to archive a ton of files in a directory. I am attempting to tar them by year. On our development server if I type ls *_2008* it returns all of the files I am expecting to see. (The format of the filename includes xx_xx_xxx_2008-09-29_xxx.xxxx.xxxx)... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: jmartin99
2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I am going through the Unix Made Easy second edition book by John Muster. So far it's been very informative and I can tell it may be a bit out of date.
In one of the exercises it talks about the "sort" command and using it to sort column's of data etc. The "sort" command has changed a bit and... (1 Reply)
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3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
$ echo 2 * 3 > 5 is a valid inequality.
This will create a file in the current directory named '5' with the number '2' in it, the names of all the files in the current directory, followed by the number '3' and 'is a valid inequality.'
What I do not understand is why 'is a valid inequality' gets... (2 Replies)
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4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
When I use the mv command like say, mv file1 ../, it will move file1 to the parent directory of my current working directory. But where would the file go if I do mv file ... (with 3 periods), where would this move file1? (4 Replies)
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5. Shell Programming and Scripting
while ( : ); do
mean? Does "while ( : )" refer too while true? Thanks. (4 Replies)
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6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
What does 'directory=`pwd $1` ' mean, I know pwd is present working directory, so does that command take the present working directory of the directory the user is in depending on the varible ($1)? (2 Replies)
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I am trying to following..
cp -rp oradata to /prod1 /prod2 /prod3
How I can copy oradata directory in to multiple directories?
-Ad (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: deal732
On Solaris 8 - what is the equal command to chfs.
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9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I'm trying to use the tr command to change some text in a file, but it is not working as expected. Here's what I'm trying:
tr 'INVOIC01' 'INVOICZZ' < inputfile > outputfile
It looks to be changing not just the entire string, but any characters within. I just want to change the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: merliech
10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
i have a lot of messages file in the var directory i want to delete
now i want to keep messages.1 to messages.10 and then delete everything else after 10 which is like 10 to 96
obviously i cant delete these files individual, can someone tell me the command to delete messages.11 to... (1 Reply)
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