On 9/18/2012 10:15 AM, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn wrote:
> Ed Morton wrote:Now who's projecting?
>> Also, the OP specifically posted that the awk script solved his problem
>> (see below) so I think that's a pretty good indication that i did
>> understand it.
> No, it is pretty good indication that the OP thought that, as you were
At the end of the day - no-one has posted a solution using just shell builtins.
>> Here's exactly what I said in the posts I think you're referring to:THAT'S what you're whining about? That I used a file to contain the input rather
>> #On 9/11/2012 12:28 PM, Ed Morton wrote:
> So they have a string value in a sh-based shell (which, as it turned out, is
> | I'd want to turn every first character, and every non-blank character
> A plain and simple problem. From which in your solution, out of thin air,
>> # $ cat file
than a here document or a pipe or just passing a string to the awk script??? I
assumed the OP wasn't pulling strings out of thin air or hard-coding them into
his script otherwise it'd be a pretty pointless exercise. If that had been any
kind of issue it's obviously trivial to use some other way of inputting the
string to the awk script.
> … that you can process with awk then, of course:Again, please post the better solution.
>> # $ cat tst.awk
>> #On 9/13/2012 2:02 AM, Carlo Zanziba wrote:
> Of course it works in certain situations. Nobody doubted that. The problem
<further pointless ramblings snipped>
> BTW: Trim your quotes to the relevant minimum next time, please.Done. Look, if you think a shell-builtin-only solution is appropriate to solve
the OPs problem then just post it so we can compare or stop whining about the
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