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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KSH styling text based menu using STDERR

Is it possible to format the STDERR in order to have a better looking menu using the select command? I have a simple select select oChoice in $(<tempMenu.menu) ; do case "$oChoice" in ...
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Dynamic Variable in KornShell Script

This KornShell Script (ksh): envir=Dev eval "${envir}foo=bar" echo "$Devfoo" Output: bar But I will not know what value is assigned to envir variable. So I want to do something like this where ...
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Storage allocator out of space error on unix shell script

While running the script called abc.sh, following errors are thrown. abc.sh: line 226: storage allocator out of space on 64946176 byte request ( region 64329285632 segments 1981 busy ...
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Setting the title for Xterm with long paths

I have got the following code in my .profile: case $TERM in xterm*) HOST=`hostname` PS1='^[]0;${USER}@${HOST}: ${PWD}^Gksh$ ' ;; *) PS1='ksh$ ' ;; esac ...
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How to make awk work in a while loop

input.txt: /usr/dir1/file1 /usr/dir1/file2 /usr/dir2/file4 /usr/dir3/file5 Script: cat input.txt |while read FILENAME do nawk '{print $1}' ${FILENAME} >> output.txt done Expected output: all ...
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Whats wrong with the 2nd script?

I am new to linux and scripting. I have some concerns regarding the script below which creates folder per line from file. Folder.list is located in /scripts/ . 1st script works smoothly but the 2nd ...
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Enabling completion with tab on an old ksh on SystemV

Is it possible to make completion with Tab like in bash? Currently I use Esc twice, can this be changed to a tab?
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Next day of the user entered date - date +1 day

I am new to scripting. I need a script in the AIX environment to get the next days date based on the date entered by the user. After hard time browsing for this, I got a piece of code which does the ...
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bash + how to hold shell scripts

Is it possible to hold/stop the bash script progress without to kill the process? ( by kill command ) or other command For example this script - install_linux_pkgs.bash , will install Linux pkgs ...
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Why doesn't alias work in AIX (Korn shell, .profile)?

I have these files in my home directory: drwxr-xr-x 3 meuser staff 256 Oct 12 13:11 . drwxr-xr-x 102 bin bin 4096 Sep 30 12:28 .. -rw------- 1 meuser staff ...
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Using directive and namespace aliasing with Ksh

Can I create an alias for a korn shell namespace? Is there anything like the using directive in C++ (bring several namespaces together and throw a (compiler) error if a symbol designation is ...
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Is it possible to get working history for multi-line commands in mksh, using vi editing mode?

On my Debian systems, I have always used pdksh as my interactive shell. Originally, command-line history behavior was similar to what I grew up with on platforms like AIX and Solaris. Recently, ...
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How to open compressed file in less mode [duplicate]

How do I open a compressed file in less mode. I am able to grep using zgrep and using zcatI can open, but the file is big I want to open in less mode.
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Remote ssh command not sending echo variable from a ksh script on AIX

I'm need to get the value of a variable from a remote host in a script using SSH and have to source an environment file first that does a shift at the end of its run. The command works locally and I ...
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Unable to store ascii value in a variable

I am trying to convert hex to decimal to ascii and store it in a variable. I am using the following code. HEX=30 DEC=`printf "%d\n" 0x${HEX}` echo "$DEC" ASC=`printf \\$(printf '%03o' $DEC)` echo ...
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How to convert a generic xml format block to properties format String from an xml file using ksh script [closed]

With the conditions: I cannot use any XML parser tool as I don't have permission , read only My xmllint version does not support xpath, and I cannot update it , read only I dont have xmlstarlet and ...
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How to respond in a prompt using exec channel of JSch

I need to respond to a prompt generated by a command, for example ssh hostname then a password prompt appears and the script must automatically enter the password after the prompt. I tried ...
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Passing multiple varibles to a script for SQL query

I have this script called info_code: #!/bin/ksh if [ $# -eq 0 ] ;then echo "Enter code : \c" read code echo "" else code=$1 fi code=`echo ${code} | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'` echo "select * from ...
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How to use and/or conditional in shell script

I have an if statement in a script. It looks like this: if [ "$a" != "0" -a "$b" != "100" ]; then #some commands here If I'm not mistaken, the line above will work if both conditions are true. ...
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Convert particular lines in a text file to bold [closed]

I have a text file with 100 lines in it. I want to convert particular lines, lets say line1, line6 , line27, line 48, line 86, line99 to bold. I am using solaris 5.10, with KSH. Is there a way I can ...
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concatenating file names in a variable

I am attempting concatenate file names to use in a ftp mdelete command. Each file name needs to be separated by a space in order for the mdelete command to work. The $i variable is in a loop and I ...
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Unable to perform a simple multiplication in script

I am havingf trouble performing a simple multiplication in my script. while read A B C do tmp=$A\*$C/100 echo $tmp >> out1.txt done < foo.txt foo.txt: 13721725 99 100 ...
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tabs in variable not working

I have this lines that i will insert in a mail called "header". header=" ------------------------------------- Name\tAge\tGender\tAddress ------------------------------------- " Unfortunately, the ...
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How to delete files from a folder which have more than 60 files in unix?

I want to put a script in cronjob which will run in a particular time and if the file count is more than 60, it will delete oldest files from that folder. Last In First Out. I have tried, ...
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How do I renice my login shell?

I'm on a multi user login-node, a front end node to a large national bioinformatics compute farm, running Linux. Many users misbehave by running computationally intensive jobs on the login-nodes. I ...
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Unix bash/ksh : Selection of first non space character from file from specific line

I have file file1.txt whose contents are as follows: Date List ----------- Quarter Date Year Date Month Date Now I want to read the non space elements from each row of ...
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Addition of values

foo.txt: Lillypaul_sg 204803 204803 204803 Ammy_sg 3 ramaswamy_sg 3 33 tommy_sg 3 3 137374 100 Desired Out.txt : Lillypaul_sg 614409 Ammy_sg 3 ramaswamy_sg 36 tommy_sg 137480 The output is a sum ...
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while read loop

I have a file like one below var 3 2014 string var1 4 2011 string4 var2 6 1999 string2 var3 1 2016 string6 Then i have this while read loop to compare one of the ...
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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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How do I pass a series of patterns into awk from a shell script?

I've got a series of patterns stored in foo.txt and I want to iterate over those patterns and see which match lines in file bar.txt. while read PWW do cat user/dump/bar.txt | awk '/${PWW}/{print ...
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Are there problems with hyphens in functions, aliases, and executables?

In my testing (in Bash and Z Shell), I saw no problems with defining functions or aliases or executable shell scripts which have hyphens in the name, but I'm not confident that this will be okay in ...
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Is there a way to display all the scripts called from some other script?

I have a large number of scripts that I need to modify. Each script probably calls 5 to 10 other scripts, which in turn might call several other scripts, and who knows how deep that rabbit hole runs. ...
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Issue on awk input parameter in ksh

I am running this script: INPUTNAME=ABC.XYZ FILENAME="Sample.xml" awk -v inputName=$INPUTNAME ' /<machine.*name=/ { f=1 ; m=0 ; res="" } f { res = res $0 ORS } f && ...
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How to grep an xml block in an xml file using a keyword in ksh

I have a file Sample.xml which contains a lot of services inside it and the structure looks like this Notes: I cannot use any XML parser tool as I don't have permission , read only My xmllint ...
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How to implement awk range pattern in fetching an xml block when the input parameter is in the middle of the block

I am trying to fetch an xml block like this: <machine name="sample1" min="1" max="10" idleTime="300" backend="ABC,XYZ"> <handler className="com.abc.xyz.qwerty.foo.FooBar" ...
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How to convert text or character to hex in korn shell

Does the unix korn shell provide a function to convert text or character to hex eg. hex 31 32 37 33 34 35 35 36 36 37 value of characters 1273455667 Here i have written the code to display but i don't ...
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Substrings in shell script

Am trying to get a substring from a string but am getting the error: ${curr_rec:3:4}: bad substitution #!/bin/ksh get_file_totals() { if [ -e "$file_name" ] then IFS='' ...
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Avoiding heredoc sh[process_number].* files in /tmp directory

I have a .ksh file which logs into sqlplus and runs some queries. The block of code is something as mentioned below: //Other things done in ksh sqlplus -s @connect.sql << EOF Query1 Query2 ...
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awk + print lines from the first line until match word

I want to print all lines from file until the match word please advice how to do that with awk for example I want to print all lines until word PPP remark the first line chuld be diff from AAA ( ...
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How can I safely get the version of ksh?

How can I safely get the version of ksh from within a ksh script? I have seen the following solutions: ksh --version echo ${.sh.version} echo $KSH_VERSION And if the circumstances are perfect, ...
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Hexadecimal number sequence checker in Linux?

I have a list of hexadecimal number. I would like to check whether they are in sequence or not. That is, they should be consecutive numbers, in increasing order. In other words, there should be an ...
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Find directories that do not contain subdirectories

I'm writing script is ksh. Need to find all directory names directly under the current directory which contain only files, not subdirectories. I know that I could use ls -alR and recursively parse ...
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use SFTP in shell script

I have written a shell script to get the files from another UNIX server. But files are not being copied. Could someone help me what I am doing wrong. sftp username@server:$path get ubpbilp* ./ mget ...
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Reliably identifying the path to the directory containing the running script

There are plenty of answers in SO to address this question: Can a Bash script tell what directory it's stored in? Unix shell script to find out which directory the script resides? And there are a ...
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Checking if a command is a built-in in ksh

How can I check if a command is a built-in command for ksh? In tcsh you can use where; in zsh and bash you can use type -a; and in some modern versions of ksh you can use whence -av. What I want to ...
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su -c command fails when sending db2 commands

I have a script I've setup to run a number of tasks, one of which is to set up a table in a DB and later remove it (for automated testing). The issue comes that on only a few of the users that I use ...
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Solaris: How to run a system command on top of awk and combine all output in a single line

Have this peculiar requirement to print files in a given directory in the below mentioned format filename1 <type of file> owner group filename2 <type of file> owner ...
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Search a String in a directory- Get output without filename

I am executing the below command to display the lines which matches the pattern. find ./files/ -name "*.txt" -print0 | xargs -0 grep "5|20150507" And output is ...
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Read the file from one Unix server to the other Unix server

I have a Pro*C program which I run on Unix server a but the input file required for this program is on other Unix server b. Whenever I run I have to copy the file from server b to a. Is there any way ...
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FOR loop not looping

I have the below script that uses 2 for loops. for some reason they loop is not looping #! /bin/ksh CURR_PATH='/main/nedcor/flexcube' cd $CURR_PATH for DIR1 in 'WIP' 'INPUT';do echo $DIR1 ...