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Old 01-11-2008
Shell Scripting Question


I am assaigning the output to the variable outp and when i try to loop thru the variable i see the original content $OUTPUT also in the array outp.
I dont want to have the original content in the array outp.
Please reply.

outp=$(echo $OUTPUT | awk '{FS = "|"}{
printf(" %s \n",$i);

for variable in $outp
echo "==== $variable"
# 2  
Old 01-11-2008
Start your "for" loop at i=1.
# 3  
Old 01-11-2008
Thanks Guest

Thanks a lot...
i forgot the basics.

Last edited by vijaykrc; 01-18-2008 at 05:31 PM..
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Old 01-11-2008
K Shell split variable name

The default value for split vaiable is space or tab or Shell.

Please let me know what is the name of the variable and how to change the default to some other string for spliting.
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Old 01-11-2008
Internal field separators, normally space, tab, and new-line that are used to separate the results of command substitution or parameter expansion and to separate fields with the built-in command read. The first character of the IFS variable is used to separate arguments for the "$*" substitution (see Quoting below). Each single occurrence of an IFS character in the string to be split, that is not in the isspace character class, and any adjacent characters in IFS that are in the isspace character class, delimit a field. One or more characters in IFS that belong to the isspace character class, delimit a field. In addition, if the same isspace character appears consecutively inside IFS, this character is treated as if it were not in the isspace class, so that if IFS consists of two tab characters, then two adjacent tab characters delimit a null field.
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Old 01-11-2008
Thank you

Thanks a lot.
# 7  
Old 01-11-2008
Delete new line character K Shell

In the below code (K shell) i see a new line character in the begining of the $file and $echo.
How do i chop the new line if it has any and why am i getting a new line character.
Please do respond.

file=$(echo $variable | awk '{FS = "." } {print $1}')
ext=$(echo $variable | awk '{FS = "." } {print $2}')
echo " ===== $file === $ext "
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