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Old 07-22-2005, 08:17 AM   #1
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Find a value following a string

I have a requirement that I need to get the value of a variable stored in a file..the content will be as follows..

proc="Agent",clause="-l 444441 -p 222221 -i -t 60 -s 1",rstcnt="3",t="60",-s="0",critical="no",prty="20";

the position of the variables is not fixed..For example -p can come anywhere in the line..If I give -p then it should return me 222221. If I give -i , if I give critical then it should return "no" ie for any string given it should get the next value.

Is it possible to do it in shell script???..Pls give ur inputs..
Old 07-22-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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hi there,
yep, it is possible to use shell script.
what should be the output of "-s"? it appears twice....
my tip is
*disclaimer : not tested. from the top of my head..
awk -F "$1" '{print $2}' $your_file_name_here
calling the script like..
Code: $whatever..
can you figure the rest? post back if you have problems..

Last edited by slackie1000; 07-22-2005 at 09:53 AM.


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