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Re: [K12OSN] More scripting help...



You already solved your problem, but for the record (and anyone searching the archives in the future), would something like this work without requiring you to change the spaces to underscors and back:

cat $1 |while read LINE
do
  username=`echo $LINE | cut -f1 -d:`
  password=`echo $LINE | cut -f2 -d:`
  name=`echo $LINE | cut -f3 -d:`
  mypasswd $username $password "$name"
done

Petre

Shawn Powers wrote:

On Sep 8, 2005, at 9:07 AM, Shawn Powers wrote:

for lines in `cat $1`


Ok, here's my problem, but I don't know how to get it right. If I do the above, the space in the Name field gets split into 2 lines, so apparently a "for" loop doesn't consider it a whole line using it this way. Grrr....

I could awk/sed the spaces into underscores, and then do the opposite to get the spaces back -- but there MUST be an easier way.

This might be fun if I wasn't so under the gun...

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