Shell scripting

Posted on 2007-08-12
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How do I remove control characters from a shell script command-line argument

A shell script is automatically invoked with a total of 9 command-line arguments. One argument is being received with an angled bracket embedded in the text - example follows:

Firewall PIX port 3 denied access > MAC unknown

Angled bracket is being processed as a redirect character and a file named "MAC unknown" is created

So, how do I remove angled bracket from command-line argument???

Question by:viborg86
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ahoffmann earned 500 total points
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depends on your shell, for example you have your characters in variable $arg1
# (t)csh syntax
# sh and friends

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