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Old 12-03-2007
Network getting text out of a file

Hi all,

I have a script which tails the last line of a log - works fine, what i would like todo is take some of the text out of this line and then put into a string, i.e

1234544 sesslogged : 1234 : here

so want to 'get' 1234 , then add to 'operators currently working 1234


Hope that makes sense

ta

steve
# 2  
Old 12-03-2007
could you please describe your problem in brief, what kind of text you need to cut and on what condition.
# 3  
Old 12-03-2007
play with:

tail -1 filename | cut -f2 -d:

Pretty sure that's what you're after.
Hope it helps.

Cheers,
Cameron
# 4  
Old 12-04-2007
Thanks Cameron, Played with the command and working a treat.

Cheers !!
 

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