[CentOS] question on cut

Jerry Geis geisj at pagestation.com
Fri Sep 2 14:00:22 UTC 2005

I am trying to use cut to tell me the suffix of a file.
for example: echo /home/silentm/log/file.machine.log | cut -d . -f 1-

I was expecting to get .log or log but I get the entire string echoed back.

doing the opposite gave me what I expected:
echo /home/silentm/log/file.machine.log | cut -d . -f 1
gives me

I am trying to find a way to test if the file ends in .log?

How might I do that.



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