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1. Shell Programming and Scripting
Am still learning Scripting and I come across a build command that I don't really understand
if /local/bin/wsname 2>/dev/null; then
if ; then
can some one in light me to what... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Wpgn
2. Shell Programming and Scripting
I found this in a script and I would like to know how this works
Code is here:
# echo $var2
I'm wondering how ##* makes the Shell to understand to pick up the last value from the given. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: sathyaonnuix
3. Homework & Coursework Questions
I am creating a program with the C language that simulates the WC command in Unix. My program needs to count lines, bytes and words. I have not added the code to count bytes and words yet. I am having trouble understanding what the file option/flag '-' does. I can not visualize how it moves... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: heywoodfloyd
4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Sometimes it works for me and sometimes I get this error:
syntax error on line 1, teletype
Basically I've got no idea whats going on, especially at the end of the command: bc
Any help is appreciated (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: phunkypants
5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I am trying to understand the following line of code.I did enough of googling to understand but no luck.Please help me understand the follow chunk of code:
X is the current script from which I am trying to execute.
Say if X=test.ksh
$MOD is echoing :... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: vemana
6. Shell Programming and Scripting
I just started shell coding and I'm a bit confused on how 'mv' works can someone explain to me how it works and if i did this correctly. Thanks.
echo "Enter Name of the first file:"
if ; then
echo "Sorry, file does not exist."
... (16 Replies)
Discussion started by: taiL
7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Couple of questions as I try to decipher someones code who left...
What would something coded like this do?
grep FIELD1 /Path/Path2/Param.fle | read LBL1 LBL2 USRID EADR SUBJ SERVERNAME CFGTBL DIR
FIELD1:FEI::FIELD2:dATAFIELD BATCH:MAIN SERVER......etc.. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: NycUnxer
8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Hi there, I'm new to unix-environments.
I'm richard, and i'm mostly a web-developer, under php. I've done work in unix env before, but never had my own.
Today, I've got debian 3.1 r4 from the official site, and i've attempted to install it twice.
I installed it initially as "Desktop... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: izua
9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
having read lots of posts about SU I don't quiet understand this :
I'm doing regular backups of my database (u betta do) and therefore use su - username -c "sqlscript special data_base" in a unixscript which is even using cron. (yep!)
Now I need some other script, still with this... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: nulnul7