access shell variables in egrep

Posted on 2008-10-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-26

I want to remove any lines in the report that have the value of $curver and store in results..

This is not working:

cat report | egrep -v $curver > results

I've googled for ages on this.. not very experienced with shell scripting.

Anyone know how this can be done?


Question by:kmcghee
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cat report | egrep -v "$curver" > results


eval cat report | egrep -v "$curver" > results

Since $curver might have spce(s) in it.

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doh!  it was a rogue space causing the issues.. thanks

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