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Re: how do I split variables?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: how do I split variables?
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 14:38:03 -0400

> In article <address@hidden>, "Kjeld Peters" <address@hidden> writes:
> |> 
> |> I'm having some trouble with a script:
> |> 
> |> $FILE (contains recvq/fax00044.tif, for example. the number rises by 1,
> |> everytime a fax is             recieved)
> |> I want to change the value of $FILE(recvq/fax00044.tif) to
> |> recvq/someuser/fax00044.tif.....
> |> Since there is no way to change $FILE's value, there must be some special
> |> wordsplit function or so........
>    Why is there no way to change $FILEs values?
>    $FILE =~ s|(/fax\d+\.tif)$|/someuser$1|;
> ie: change /faxnnnn.tif to /someuser + what_was_matched, making sure you
> match at end of line (or string).

There is:  assignment.  Bash doesn't have the flexible regexp-based
substitution syntax that perl does, but this is certainly possible.
Look at my previous response.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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