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Old 04-24-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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need help creating a webpage with bashscript

I have a directory containing documentation like: php, mysql and others. So I'm working on a bash script that basically runs
grep -ir searchpattern directory
and I'm getting the output and putting it into a webpage. but I'm having trouble formatting the output because the browser open local files in the for of
I'm not able to find a way to append file:///path to the result from grep

searchTerm=$2	#search term eg: parameters, variables, etc..
directory=$1	#directory to be searched eg: php, mysql, bash, etc
prefix="file://$(pwd)"	#prefix to be added to every result in order to open in browser
results=""	#storing result from search

#1-check for right num of parameters
if [ $# -ne 2 ]; then
	echo "USAGE $(basename $0) directory searchterm"
	exit 1

webpage() {
	cat << END
		<!doctype html>

#2-loop through parameters and and search
results=$(grep -ir $searchTerm $directory | cut -d: -f1 | sort -u)

for line in $results

webpage $results > searchdoc.html
I would eventually pass the result as links <a> tags to the page... so if anyone has an idea how to do it I appreciate it

Last edited by mia_tech; 04-24-2014 at 06:04 PM.
Old 04-24-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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Look at awk

or gawk,

awk can be confusing, since a few versions of it
Figure out which you have and run...

If awk is not an option, grep + sed

Perl and python also options


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