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Hi,

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?

Regards,

Kevin
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try

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

OR

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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