Re: scripting question
On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 07:23:06PM -0700, Alvin Oga wrote:
> -- and be careful, that what you type on a command line will NOT
> necessarily work in a bash script
> root# ls -la /home/foo | grep -iv "ignore|this|and|that"
> will need to be 'escaped' in some scripts and not others
That's wrong just to start with. Use egrep if you want to use '|' for
alternatives. With grep, use '\|', and put single quotes around it, not
double. Double quotes are asking for trouble unless you explicitly want
their expansion effects.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]