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Re: the basenale of a file

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: the basenale of a file
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 14:25:41 -0500
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"David D" <address@hidden> wrote:
> I m sorry i m so idiot.
> I try to retrieve the basename of a file without the ./ which mwas return me
> froma find command
> I try a test :
> set a = "./mail"
> set a =basename $a
> echo `$a`

You aren't speaking sh (nor bash).  The "set" command has nothing to
do with what you want; whitespace around "=" matters; you seem to have
your backquotes in the wrong place.
a="`basename "$a"`"
echo "$a"

> nothing I try without '', $a mean the value into a ?

I don't understand this question.


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