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Old 02-11-2005, 05:07 AM   #1
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[bash] cutting text with sed

I'm looking for a way to cut of some text.
With the commando 'pwd' I list the current directory. (example: /home/cs/server05)

With these to lines:

SPATH="$(cd $(dirname $0);pwd)" ## /home/cs/server05
SNAME=`echo $SPATH | cut -f 4 -d/` ## server05

I'm able to read the full directory and cut of the last 8 values (static, always 8 characters).

The next problem is that I want to read what's between /home/ and the /server05. This value is dynamic by name and length. I tried using sed but the commando below gives me "cs/server05".

SERVER=`echo $SPATH | sed -e s/\.home\.\/''/`

What do I need to change to get 'cs' ?
Old 02-11-2005, 05:28 AM   #2
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Fixed it already!

SPATH="$(cd $(dirname $0);pwd)" ## /home/cs/server05
SVALUE=`echo $SPATH | cut -d/ -f3`

echo $SVALUE
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cut -d/ -f3

Or is it more complex than that and you really need sed?
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First you can also get SNAME with:
SNAME=`basename $SPATH`

for SERVER, you could try:
SERVER=`echo $SPATH | sed -r 's#(.*)/(.*)/(.*)#\2#'`

Ok, it seems you find a better way


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