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Old 02-09-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
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How can I cut something between quotes?

Say I have grepped a file and the output is "test" -- how can I remove the quotes from it using grep, cut, awk or sed assuming that the word between quotes is not always going to be the same

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grep <whatever> | tr -d '"' | doSomethingElse
Old 02-09-2005, 10:03 PM   #3
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Another method:
grep <whatever> | sed 's/"//g' | doSomethingElse
Like sigsegv's command, that will wipe out all double quotes in the returned value. In other words, if the string you're searching for contains a double quote (like grep 'he said, "she said"'), then the internal double quotes will get whacked too.


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