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Old 04-26-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
abefroman
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How can I match username from username/ ?


How can I match username from username/ ?

I tried with sed to match [a-z]* but that didn't seem to work.

Any ideas?

IE.
ls /home/ | sed "s/[a-z]*//"

Actually that seemed to match it, but I want it, to output the username withouth the /

TIA
 
Old 04-26-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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If you just want to extract the username from /home/username
Code:
ls /home/|cut -d'/' -f2
does it.

to check a specific name
Code:
usr=`ls /home/|cut -d'/' -f2`
if [[ $usr =~ "fred" ]]
then
    echo "match"
fi
 
Old 04-26-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
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Thanks!

It was actually
ls /home/|cut -d'/' -f1
 
  


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