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Old 04-22-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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bash script: to truncate filename

try to write a simple bash script

If the input $1 is a "myfilename.txt",
How could I store the "myfilename" as my another variable instead of "myfilename.txt". I want the script to make a new directory name as myfilename
Old 04-22-2011, 01:01 AM   #2
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I believe there is bash(1)-fu to solve this sort of thing, but I'm pretty fond of g/awk(1):
_name=$(echo ${1} | awk -F'.' '{print $1}')
Old 04-22-2011, 07:25 AM   #3
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Here is a pure bash solution:
If your name has several dots in it like

then it will only delete the last part like

If you want the output to be just

then you can use
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:01 PM   #4
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How about for the csh case?


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