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Old 06-10-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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How to get variable from text file into Bash variable


i have a text file i that has a mailTo: NAME in it. In a bash script i need to extract NAME and put it in a $variable to use. How do i do this?
 
Old 06-10-2009, 02:13 PM   #2
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Code:
variable=`grep mailTo | cut -d ":" -f 2`
echo $variable
 
Old 06-10-2009, 02:15 PM   #3
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#!/bin/sh

. mailTofile.txt

echo $variable
 
  


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