[CentOS] script question

Bo Lynch blynch at ameliaschools.com
Wed Oct 15 14:42:55 UTC 2008


On Wed, October 15, 2008 10:48 am, Jerry Geis wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I am trying to create a script that takes an entire file,
> drops the first 19 characters from each line and creates a new file.
>
> I am missing something easy but I am not seeing it.
>
> Jerry
>
> ---
> I tried the script below but did not work.
>
> rm  output.txt
> cat test.txt | \
> while read LINE
> do
>         newline=`echo $LINE | cut -f 19-`
>         echo $newline >> output.txt
> done
>
> test.txt is below
> 10-Oct-08 08:14 am  10
> 10-Oct-08 08:20 am  20
> 10-Oct-08 08:24 am  30
> 10-Oct-08 08:29 am  40
> 10-Oct-08 08:34 am  50
> 10-Oct-08 08:39 am  60
> 10-Oct-08 08:44 am  80
> 10-Oct-08 08:49 am  10
> 10-Oct-08 08:54 am  10
> 10-Oct-08 08:56 am  10
>
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Instead of using cut -f use cut -c19-




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