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script to write file output file with double quotes

Posted on 2008-10-09
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OK, I'm having a bit of a problem concentrating on work today... Holiday in 2 days!!! :-)

I need to write a script that produces this output;

     alicreate "MYALIAS","00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00"

The script is done apart from actually producing the output in the correct format... or... as is more commonly known... all done except for the important bit!

The problem is with the flippin double quotes! I've dont this before a long time ago but cant find an example of it and cant seem to google the right response.

I need a response quickly so I've given it top points.

BTW, I've tried various combinations of single and double quotes, escaping chars etc but my brain has now shut down...
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echo "alicreate \"MYALIAS\",\"00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00\""
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ok, rather strangely, I get this;
   "licreate "SUN027_A","20:00:00:e0:8b:80:f9:5b

which kinda reminds me of one of my previous attempts.

I wonder if there is some sort of dodgy char in there somewhere.

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I've just typed it in verbatim and it works...

(ever had one of those days???)
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:) .. I have had my fair share
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OK... Well I've finished the script and it looks like there was garbage on the input file.

$ cat -etv SWITCH-ALIASES.txt
alicreate "SUN008_A","20:00:00:e0:8b:82:36:8e"$
alicreate "SUN027_A","20:00:00:e0:8b:80:f9:5b^M"$

Thanks for the sanity check Sunny...
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thanks, I thought I was really loosing it....

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