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Thanks for your suggestion, but I don't think "basename" is going to help me out.
If you read my first post carefully, you can see that I want "ENS1371" from "pci:ENS1371". Dont think basename strips of when the delimiter is ":"
Let's hope there's only ever one colon (easily fixed I know) ...
And in my own (weak) defence, might I point out that basename should work just fine once readlink has resolved the link.
Nowhere near as elegant as grails - gotta remember that parameter stuff one day ...