The Korn shell (ksh) is a shell with advanced scripting features, commonly found on commercial unices and some BSD systems but rarely used on Linux.

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Shell script to find what package provides a file on OpenBSD

# for i in `pkg_info -q`; do pkg_info -L "$i" | grep ^/ | sed "s/^/$i/g" | perl -pe 's/\//\t\//'; done | grep tasklist.desktop xfce4-panel-4.10.0p2 ...
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tar and if-statement

I have a script that check if a file exist inside a tar file but something's wrong because it always go to the else part of the script. I am pretty sure that it shouldn't be that way. The date is in ...
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Extract a single file from a tar file and put it to another directory [duplicate]

I need to extract a single file from a tar file to another directory. So far I have this: This one extracts a single file to same directory: tar -xvf filename.tar ./file.txt I tried this but it's ...
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Variable Substitution in sed [duplicate]

I have this script and I need to count the lines inside a file, then pass the number of lines counted to a for loop so that I can get the contents of each line and put it in a variable. My question ...
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Multiple pattern match and print in single line

I need to match two patterns in a log file and need to get the next line of the one of the pattern (out of two patterns) that is matched, finally need to print these three values in a single line. ...
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Extract data from two files

I have two files as given below Output1.csv 201319107648361,12:27:04,12:27:14,0:0:10 secs 201319109089878,12:27:04,12:27:15,0:0:11 secs 201319108968961,12:27:15,12:27:54,0:0:9 secs ...
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returncode of command in a pipline [duplicate]

The following script runs on Solaris using /bin/ksh and on Linux using /bin/sh cmd | tee -a cmd.log | tail exit $? The output of cmd is saved in a file cmd.log and the last lines are displayed on ...
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Delete First line of a file

How can I delete the first line of a file and keep the changes? I tried this but it erases the whole content of the file. $sed 1d file.txt > file.txt
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Convert Unix timestamp into human-readable format on AIX

I need to convert unix timestamp (number of seconds since 1970, e.g. 1381260225 is Tue Oct 8 19:23:45 GMT 2013) into a standard human-readable format. I could get some answers by googling but those ...
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Awk not rendering any result

My goal is to get the file created in the current month in a directory. It seems that the command is correct but not rendering any result: Date=`date '+%b'` echo $Date Oct ls -l | awk -v d="$Date" ...
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Sum the values in a column except the header

I have a file as given below -------------------------------------------------------------- Name_Customer Item_Purchased Item_Amount Credit ...
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Reusing a variable

I was breaking my head for a day still not successful. I have this script: #!/bin/ksh fname=$1 for batchname in $(grep -i "Processing batch" $fname | cut -d "'" -f2) do Batch_state=`grep -c -i ...
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ksh:Get files created on specific date in directory [duplicate]

I want get the files that were created on specific date in a directory > ll total 36 -rw-rw-r-- 1 tak tak 212 Oct 08 07:06 name.log -rw-rw-r-- 1 tak tak 494 ...
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AWK special character

If i want to awk the below pattern in a file Mobilenumber '91_987986787688899' was successful I used the below code awk '/Mobilenumber '91_987986787688899' was successful/ {print $0}' Log Filename ...
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ksh: to print the fourth line above the matched line and second line after the matched line

This is the sample log file : 64.242.88.10 - - [07/Mar/2004:16:05:49 -0800] "GET /twiki/bin/edit/Main/Double_bounce_sender?topicparent=Main.ConfigurationVariables HTTP/1.1" 401 12846 64.242.88.10 - - ...
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ksh :To store the output of a awk command in an array

I've the following awk command: awk -F ' ' '{ print $NF }' log filename And it gives the output as below: 06:00:00 parameters: SDS (2) no no no no doc=4000000000). information: 0 5898 5898 ...
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Subtracting dates in unix

Is there a way in unix to subtract a month or at least 30 days from a specific date? The date is to be inputted by the user. Example: 2012-11-19 - 1 month = 2013-10-19 This one doesn't work: date ...
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Get the last executed command line in ksh

Is there a way to get the last executed command possibly together with the arguments within a ksh script? I am using mksh with cygwin. I tried fc -nl -1, but the script throws a "“fc: history ...
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Exporting a variable with dot (.) in it

How to export a variable which has dot in it. I get 'invalid variable name' when I tried : export my.home=/tmp/someDir -ksh: my.home=/tmp/someDir: invalid variable name Even escaping metacharacter ...
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Getting the complete command line that caused an ERR , while trap

How do I make trap to return the command that caused an ERR? $function err_handler() { echo "$0 caused the error"; } $ trap err_handler ERR $ grep -ci "failed" test4 &>/dev/null -bash caused ...
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Error out shell script if plsql program fails

In the shell script, I am calling a PLSQL stored procedure sqlplus -s <<EOF $v_fcp_login set head off feed off serverout on size 1000000 exec ...
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Scoping variables in ksh

In ksh, I have two variables with the same name , one global , other one is local to a function #!/bin/ksh LOG_FILE=lf function exec_script { local LOG_FILE=f print $LOG_FILE } exec_script ...
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What does this ${@:2} mean in shell scripting

I see this in a shell script. variable=${@:2} What is it doing?
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How can i run a part of a script as a different user?

#!/bin/ksh (some code) Log=~/my.log chown USER1 filename su - USER1 -c " date | tee -a ${Log} 2>&1; cd /blah/blah if [ SOMECONDITION ] then sh ./somescript.ksh > logfile fi exit" | tee -a ...
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How to print dates between two different dates [duplicate]

I want to print dates between 2 different dates (i.e. start date and two dates) If start date is 2013-09-05 and end date is 2013-09-10, then I want result as 2013-09-05 2013-09-06 2013-09-07 ...
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Variable name completion in ksh

While I am in bash , I am able to do a tab complete with environment variable names, but with ksh I am not able to do so. How can I get it done with KSH? I am using mksh with cygwin.
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Need to create a ksh script for transferring files between application server and db server

I have a requirement where I need to automate the transfer of a particular file from one location in the application server to the database server. I can do it manually by using these steps but I ...
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Output redirect complexities

I'm trying to have a script exit with an error in the event it can't reach an X server: xset -q &> /dev/null || { echo "The Display Server is BROKEN. Aborting."; exit 1; } However, I'm getting ...
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why csv is consuming more file size in my unix script?

I'm using this unix script which it is fetching records in the form of csv. I have a SQL query used for this purpose. It contains below information SET PAGESIZE 5000 SET COLSEP "," SET LINESIZE 2000 ...
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open a file and copy the listed files to another folder

I have a file named file1.txtcontaining file names like below : filea.txt fileb.txt filec.txt I want to copy the files listed in file1.txt to another folder. What is the UNIX command to use? (the ...
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How to print to the left and right of already printed output

I have a command say printf "%5s1" and its output is: 1 How can I print digit 2 to left and digit 3 to right of already printed 1. So, the output looks like below: 213 So, there is one ...
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Overwriting line in unix shell after printing

How can I modify a line after printing it in unix shell.We can delete the line and write again by using \r as shown below,but how can I overwrite on existing line and not delete it completely and get ...
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Writing scripts that use different commands in different shells [duplicate]

How can I write a script that is shell independent? I want to be able to run one script which will run in ksh, sh and bash. For example: If I have a line in my script like whence ls which will run in ...
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Unexpected condition outcome in a ksh script

I'm new to shell scripting. The below code is not working. Can anyone help me on this? I've given explanation for all the lines: #!/bin/ksh cat example.txt | while read LINE # ...
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How to only output [a-z;A-Z;0-9;|] chars with ksh?

How can I "whitelist"/output only the (ENglish) a-z;A-Z;0-9;| chars and space in ksh/OpenBSD 5.3? $ echo 'ASDF"`date`ew � kd A | A' ASDF"`date`ew � kd A | A $ echo 'ASDF"`date`ew � kd A | A' | MAGIC ...
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How to give variable to a KSH script with a CGI?

index.sh is in the cgi-bin directory: #!/usr/bin/ksh echo 'Content-type: text/html <html><body> <form action=FOO.KSH method=POST> <input type=submit value=fgrep ...
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how to escape unusual/uniq characters from expect scripts?

in expect script I can set any command or character to run it on remote machine but the sad thing is that expect cant send the same character as they defined in the expect script for example I want ...
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how to replace IP address on remote host using expect

I wrote the following expect script in order to replace the IP address on remote Linux machine I use a perl one-liner for this task I get errors about can't read "HOME": no such variable , Please ...
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Can ksh on AIX be configured to use the tab key for filename completion?

I have some AIX 7 servers that are restricted to what software I can install and wonder if I can get ksh to use the tab key to complete filenames at the shell promot. The man pages are sparse for ksh ...
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How do you track memory usage in a ksh93 script

We have a number of ksh scripts that run forever (inside a while loop), or at least until a shutdown event is delivered to them. We had a project where these scripts where converted to ksh93 (and ...
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Need to trim the names of file names

I have files in UNIX directory which have a unique number starting with, i have to remove the unique id followed by '-' from the file name and need to have regular file. Any help is appreciated. ...
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xterm resizing causes shell to mess up

I'm using reflection x, which uses xterm as the terminal emulator. If I maximize and minimize the window several times, when I try to access previous commands, the text becomes messed up. The issue ...
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Preventing propagation of SIGINT to Parent Process

Considering a scenario where a Parent program (could be a C++ program or a Shell Script) executes a Child shell script, when we hit Control+C (or whatever character is configured to be the INTR ...
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How to filter an array of strings in ksh

Please advise what's wrong in my ksh code. I want to remove the IP's as defined in "bb" array from "aa" array so the IP's 255.0.0.0 and 255.255.255.0 will be removed from the list in aa array. When ...
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ksh + delete number from string

the string IP include some IP address numbers as the following example echo ${IP[*]} 192.9.200.1 192.9.200.2 192.9.200.3 is it possible to remove some IP address number from the list ( using ksh ...
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perl one liner + how to match IP address that located in the first/sec field of file

the following perl one liner syntax verify if IP address in "$IP" match the IP ADDRESS in file perl -ne 'BEGIN{$IP=shift} print if /(^|\s)\Q$IP\E(\s|$)/;' $IP file file have two fields as the ...
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linux & solaris - separate netmask IP's from ordinary IP's

I have file with IP address and netmask IP's my target is to cut the netmask IP's from the file_with_IPs.txt and paste them to another file as file_with_only_netmask_ips.txt remark - netmask IP can ...
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perl one liner + how to replace any last IP address octets

How to replace any last IP address octets (four octet ) to 0 remark: Implementation should be by Perl one linear on linux machines for example 192.9.200.124 will replaced to 192.9.200.0 ...
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Strange combination of symbols UNIX [closed]

I was looking at one korn shell script examples and I saw this strange combination of symbols: %? So my question is what does it mean?
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Scrip to delete files older than 6 months

Setting up a cron job for once a month to start a script. the script is to rotate a file each month as it gets too big and rename the old one. when a file is older than six months I wanted it to be ...