?
Solved

source command inside a shell script does not work if a key contains multiple values

Posted on 2013-12-16
6
Medium Priority
?
352 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-22
I have a file, interfaceDetail , who content are as below:

AP=Northbound
AC=Southbound
RADIUS=Northbound

Now when i change interfaceDetail's content to below:

AP=Northbound
AC=Southbound
RADIUS=Southbound Northbound

i get the error " line 3: Northbound: command not found"  from all places where i try to source interfaceDetail .
How do i have multiple values to my key in a source file?
0
Comment
Question by:pvinodp
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
ozo earned 1000 total points
ID: 39723256
Depending on how RADIUS is used in the shell script,
and maybe on which shell is running the script, you might use
RADIUS='Southbound Northbound'
or perhaps
RADIUS=(Southbound Northbound)
0
 
LVL 38

Assisted Solution

by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 1000 total points
ID: 39723289
or double quotes:

RADIUS="Southbound Northbound"

If that doesn't work can you post (part) of a script where you source/use RADIUS?
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:omarfarid
ID: 39723625
Can you explain what you mean by "multiple values" how you are going to use them?

If you want just to assign the values to the variable then just put " or ' around the values
0
WordPress Tutorial 3: Plugins, Themes, and Widgets

The three most common changes you will make to your website involve the look (themes), the functionality (plugins), and modular elements (widgets).

In this article we will briefly define each again, and give you directions on how to install them.

 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:MikeOM_DBA
ID: 39725014
try:
AP=Northbound
AC=Southbound
RADIUS="$AP $AC"
#   Or ...
 set -A RADIUS $AP $AC

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Ramakanta Sahoo
ID: 39731332
In Bash you can do something like below

#!/bin/bash
RADIUS=( Southbound Northbound )

for radius in ${RADIUS[@]}
    do
    # DO whatever you want to do here
    echo $radius
    done
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:pvinodp
ID: 39735426
thanks for your quick response
0

Featured Post

Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
In the first part of this tutorial we will cover the prerequisites for installing SQL Server vNext on Linux.
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 11 hours left to enroll

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question