Looking for a linux command line solution

This is child-like I am sure, as all things are once you know the answer.  I have never needed to do much on the command line besides the usual.  I am curious if there is a way to do this simple task without writing an actual script...

I do this:

grep 'BOOTPROTO' /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0

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I get this:


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I need this:


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I thought awk would be easy, but the lack of spaces in the result shut that idea down.  I have no idea how to trim this out via command line.  Maybe there is a command to return only that between the single quotes or some such.  Maybe a regular expression?  Not my area.  Hoping this can be my 'one new thing' for today...

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Dave GouldOnsite SupportCommented:
grep 'BOOTPROTO' /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0 | awk -F= '{print $2}' will give you

'static' but leave the single quotes

However, you could try

grep 'BOOTPROTO' /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0 |awk -F\' '{print $2}'

-F = use the following as a field separator. The \ is to escape the single quote so that it is not interpreted as a special char.

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Owen_ParkerAuthor Commented:
Splendid  trappa01!  The explanation is much more valuable than the answer!  I have never used awk per se, but have seen it used many times by my resident engineer/Linux guru I usually push this stuff to.  I'll review better the options now that i know better the possibilities.
Owen_ParkerAuthor Commented:
Perfectly explained final answer...
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