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Old 07-18-2004, 10:06 AM   #1
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Bash script and mysql


I'm trying to use a bash script to query mysql and extract a number from a table then do something with the number.

This gives me a nice clean output without the little mysql box or column name:

mysql --skip-column-names -B -s -e "use proftpd; select max(uid) from users;" --password=$MYSQLPASSWORD

The idea is to create users in a mysql authentication backend for proftp--the script above gives the highest user id --- what I would like the bash script to do is assign the next available number -- so the above script + 1

I cant get bash to accept the output of the above as a variable

If someone can help I would sure appreciate it


Thanks


Dan

Last edited by flashingcurser; 07-18-2004 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 03:35 AM   #2
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Hi,
try
Code:
bash_var=`mysql --skip-column-names -B -s -e "use proftpd; select max(uid) from users;" --password=$MYSQLPASSWORD`
bash_var=`expr $bash_var + 1`
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