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Old 08-19-2004, 06:20 PM   #1
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BASH Command Result


I was trying to store a result of a command as a variable

START="cat start.txt"

./$START


But $START is the string. How do i put the result of cat as the variable?

start.txt is a one line text file with paramaters for a programs startup
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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START=`cat start.txt`
or
START=$(cat start.txt)
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:25 PM   #3
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START=`cat start.txt`
START=$(cat start.txt)
START=$(<start.tx)
 
  


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