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Old 03-15-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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Inserting the results of a command


I have written a basic script that allows me to select my wired or wireless network on my laptop and if I choose the wireless it let me choose if I want encryption or not.

My laptop has a built in broadcom wireless card and I have just started using the new bcm43xx driver and it requires that I enter the ESSID of the router. Setting the ESSID to any will not work or how could I get it to work.

This is what I need, how can I get the results of "iwlist scan | grep ESSID" and enter that into "iwconfig eth1 essid" so that I will automatically connect to the local essid when I travel.

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Old 03-15-2006, 10:15 AM   #2
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iwconfig eth1 essid $(iwlist scan | grep ESSID)
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:33 AM   #3
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Sometimes after I see the answer I feel so dumb.

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Old 03-15-2006, 07:37 PM   #4
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This works well but, what I get when i run iwconfig is "ESSID:"ESSID:XXXXX"". I probably was not clear because I got just what I ask for.

What I really need is when the command "iwlist eth1 scan | grep ESSID" ir run within a script I get the result I get is "ESSID:"XXXXXX"". I need to end up with the command "iwconfig eth1 essid XXXXXXX"

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Old 03-16-2006, 03:23 AM   #5
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right, so use cut or something to ditch the first part
Code:
$ echo ESSID:blah | cut -d\: -f2
blah
 
  


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