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# 8  
Old 07-01-2002
Okay what about

echo $oldExt

this should echo the word txt 11 times


echo ${i%xt}

Should echo the files with the extension of .t
# 9  
Old 07-01-2002
Okay was just able to simulate.....SORRY but I didn't even look at what shell you are using.

If I use the sh shell then it happens to me too! I can make it work with either bash or ksh.

Try those and I think you'll find it working. The % must only work within these shells.

I'm not so flash on the differences between shells...or the equivalent in sh - but if you are able to change shells for this routine then that will make it work
# 10  
Old 07-01-2002
hello peter,

u are great. it works now.

thanks alot and hopefully one day i will be able to help u, too.Smilie
# 11  
Old 07-02-2002
No problem......I'm sure you will! :)
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