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Old 01-21-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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variables question

hi just a question about variables in scripts im trying to run this command with out using temporary files but im not sure how to do it
ps -A > ~/.temp
awk '/fbpanel/ { print $0 }'  ~/.temp
that searches for every application running called fbpanel is there a way a can alter it so that it doesn't write to the hardrive ? ive tried this
app=`ps -A`
awk '/fbpanel/ { print $0 }'  $app
but that doesnt work any ideas how this should be done ?
Old 01-21-2006, 04:40 PM   #2
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Looks like you want a pipe:

ps -A | awk '/fbpanel/ { print $0 }'
Old 01-21-2006, 04:48 PM   #3
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thanks for that it worked perfectley


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