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Old 05-25-2006, 04:36 AM   #1
b123coder
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shell script for expanding lines in a file


need shell script that will convert existing file's contents from
/misc/file1
/misc/file/file2
/misc/file3/file4/file5

to

cp /misc/file1 /opt/my/files/misc/file1
cp /misc/file/file2 /opt/my/files/misc/file/file2
cp /misc/file3/file4/file5 /iopt/my/files/misc/file3/file4/file5
 
Old 05-25-2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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Hi b123coder,
My script uses the filename as "test". You can give your file name and test it...
Enjoy

#!/bin/bash
filename="test"
word="cp ";
append="/opt/my/files"
cat $filename|while read line
do
echo "$word$line $append$line" >> tempfile;
done
cat tempfile > $filename;
rm -f tempfile;
 
  


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