[CentOS] help!

Kwan Lowe kwan.lowe at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 13:39:20 UTC 2010


On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 4:48 AM, Roland RoLaNd <r_o_l_a_n_d at hotmail.com> wrote:
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> hello,
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> i've just wrote the following :
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> more ./*.csv | grep -i XXX | echo "Dear XXX, This email is for informative purposes. Your total number of hours for the week of `date` is: `cut  -d, -f2` hours  Kindly note that the average weekly working hours is : 40." | /usr/sbin/sendEmail -t mail at domain.com -u Test email- disregard it  -f othermail at subdomain.com -s smtp.domain.com:25
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> this looks in a csv file that exists in the same directory for XX and outputs the field right next to it as you notice from : `cut  -d, -f2`
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> It's working pretty fine for just one user, but i have to do the same for 432 person. and its obviously not as professional as it should be due to the following reasons:
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> 1. i have to fill the name for each person in place of XXX as well as their MAIL at domain.com
> 2. the date command gives the hour as well which is a bit annoying
>
>
> can anyone guide me on how to proceed?
> as you notice im a bit of a newbie with bash  and im trying my best to improve my one liners/scripts

:D  I had a similar assignment once..  The cleanest approach is to use
awk instead of grep and cut.  With awk you can specify fields in the
input as $2, $3, etc..


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