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Old 06-23-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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how to send shell variable data to a text file


Writting a very very simple shell script, the script contains some variables which i want displayed with a sentence i.e.

hello $1 whats up, what you doing $2
do you like $3

I want to send this data to a text file, i tried

cat << _EOF_


blah blah blah


_EOF_

>> /home/blah/blah.log


any ideas how to achieve this.

Thnaks in advance.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:14 AM   #2
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"hello $1 whats up, what you doing $2" > somefile.txt
"do you like $3" >> somefile.txt
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:22 AM   #3
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would the text be written to file exactley hows its presented in the text, i.e. the overal format, positioning of each sentence.

Thanks
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:26 AM   #4
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yes, most probably. just try to format the content as you would like to appear in the text file and re-direct in to the file. its more like try and correct thing.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:28 AM   #5
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Try it the other way round:
Code:
cat > file << EOF
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:31 AM   #6
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Put the redirection on the same line as the cat command:
cat << _EOF_ >> ~/blah.log
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:45 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, really helpful stuff, this is why i love being part of this community
 
Old 06-23-2006, 05:49 AM   #8
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yeah, we love it too
 
  


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