I have files which are of the following style - these are parametrised configuration files; the values within the
#characters are replaced with real values from a database depending on environment.
ABC=#PARAMETER_1#:#PARAMETER_2# SOMETHING_ELSE=#PARAMETER_1# SOMETHING_NEW=#PARAMETER_2##PARAMETER_3#
I would like to extract from these files the values between the hash/pound (
#) characters, so that I can easily identify the parameters required. There is no standard column width or anything like that, the only standard being that anything between two
# characters is replaced with a value from the database.
This is the ideal cleaned, deduped output:
PARAMETER_1 PARAMETER_2 PARAMETER_3
I have seen this question, but the crucial difference is that there can be any number of variables on a particular line in my situation.
I have tagged this question with Bash, but it doesn't have to be, it could be perl etc, it just needs to run from the command line in Unix.