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Old 03-27-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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Trying to Sort Two Files


I have two files (passwd.txt, group.txt) that I would like to take information out of and put into a new file. I would like to list all the users having a shell “/bin/bash” followed by a space separated list of all the groups each user belongs to. I'm brand new to Linux and just trying to organize some things and learn along the way. I would also like to have the new file in alphabetical order, if that is possible.

I don't think this is that complicated of a task, but since I'm a newb I could use the help. Thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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Hello rjdelight, welcome to LQ,

this looks like homework to me. We're not here to do your homework.

Could you please provide some information about what you've tried by yourself to solve your problem?

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Old 03-27-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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I have two files (passwd.txt, group.txt) that I would like to take information out of and put into a new file. I would like to list all the users having a shell “/bin/bash” followed by a space separated list of all the groups each user belongs to. I'm brand new to Linux and just trying to organize some things and learn along the way. I would also like to have the new file in alphabetical order, if that is possible.

I don't think this is that complicated of a task, but since I'm a newb I could use the help. Thanks in advance!
Two awks and a while-loop worked for me, makes a 5 line script.

Read up on "-F" in the context of awk, and on bash's while & read.



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #4
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You may find these useful
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
 
Old 03-28-2011, 11:32 PM   #5
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Come on Tink ... single awk is all you need ... lol
 
Old 03-29-2011, 01:06 AM   #6
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Come on Tink ... single awk is all you need ... lol
True, but it loses some clarity
 
  


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