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Old 02-13-2008
Unix Script Question

Hi to all in forum and I hope someone will be able to help.

It is likely that over the next couple of months I have to get a hands on knowledge of Unix due to incoming work in company and I hope to be able to get some knowledge from the general Unix community.

In the meantime I have one question that has arisen. Is it possible using a Unix script to convert one set of numbers to another? For example my company uses a swipe card that records the time a user swiped on a time and attendance system. It records the clock on/off times against the employees staff number. Due to the company changing hands we may have a need to change all employees staff numbers but only on the pay system. Ideally what would happen is when the user swipes in with their old pay number the Unix based time and attendance system would convert this old number to their new number and record it against that new number.

Sorry if this has dragged on and if anyone needs any clarification then please ask.


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Old 02-13-2008
Yes, it is possible.
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Old 02-15-2008
Unix Script Question

Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me if this is a straight forward task? Would it be possible for you to give me an example of the scripting that would have to be used?


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