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striping characters with awk

Posted on 2002-04-19
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Here is simple script, obviously wants to stripe 2 characters away from front.
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#!/bin/sh
s="a=222"
d=`awk 'BEGIN{FS="="} {printf $2}' $s`
echo "$d"
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Please help to put it to work.
And if you can please show other ways to stripe 2 characters from
frond.
Thanks
Matt

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With awk:
#!/bin/ksh

a="s=222"
d=`echo $a | awk 'BEGIN {FS="="} {print $2}'`
echo $d

With cut:
#!/bin/ksh

a="s=222"
d=`echo $a | cut -f2- -d"="`
echo $d

Both these options will strip everything up to the "=" sign.

If you want to remove just two characters, use
#!/bin/ksh

a="s=222"
d=`echo $a | cut -c3-`
echo $d

For a="somename=222", d would then contain "mename=222"
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by:elfie
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with sed:

echo $a | sed '/^..//'
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by:mativare
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Thanks a lot!
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