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Old 11-06-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
Evan P.
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need hlp formatting output from ls test*

I am close to writing a simple script that resets the initial and supplementary groups of an ID. I get the IDs from the /home directory. Since I want to subset the names I use ` ls test*` which produces a colon after every ID (test231: and test444: etc.).

Is there a way to get rid of that colon?


Old 11-06-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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Still looking for a better solution

I searchew the web and finally constructed the following:

sed 's/:$//' /home/epanagio/afile >/home/epanagio/bfile

This will replace the : character with nothing.



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