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Old 12-01-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
Vitalka
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Do you know awk?


Hello

I'm trying to assign the line below to a variable, but I can't find the right syntax to do so.

Code:
echo $RESULT1 | awk '{print $ARG1"cm is equivalent to "$1 / 2.54"in"}'
Here is the line I tried:
Code:
DISPLAY=$(echo $RESULT1 | awk '{print $ARG1"cm is equivalent to "$1 / 2.54"in"}')
But it doesn't work.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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I can't answer the question, but I may be able to point you in the direction of a solution.

*Effective Awk Programming* is a free (as in, free but for the cost of the internet connection to download it; no other charge) postscript book.

It probably has the answer on how to assign values to variables, specifically the syntax issue.

There is another called *The GNU Awk User's Guide* that might also be helpful.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 12-01-2006 at 10:21 PM.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 11:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I got it to work.
 
  


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