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# 1  
Old 07-21-2008
Assigning evaluated expression to a variable


Could you please let me know what is the problem here..
29:eval $var1=`grep "^DBSERVER=" "$i" |cut -d"=" -f2`

i get this error:

syntax error at line 29 : `|' unexpected

Thanks for your quick response..This is urgent..pls..

# 2  
Old 07-21-2008
Sorry, have no working solution yet - can't delete my post, sorry Smilie

Last edited by zaxxon; 07-21-2008 at 11:43 AM..
# 3  
Old 07-21-2008
That should hopefully work - tested it on some similar example.

TMP_VAR="`grep "^DBSERVER=" "$i" |cut -d"=" -f2`"
eval ${var1}="${TMP_VAR}"

# 4  
Old 07-22-2008
It still does not work...Does it have to do something with the filename being conatined in the variable i?
# 5  
Old 07-22-2008
echo "DBSERVER = $var1"
eval var1=`grep "^DBSERVER=" "$i" | cut -d"=" -f2`
echo "DBSERVER = $var1"

With file test.txt containing:
line 1
line 3
line 5

Produces the following when run:

# 6  
Old 07-22-2008
Thanks folks..Problem got resolved..there was a mismatching '`' above the mentioned lines of code which was causing the problem..

Thank you...
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