[psas-software] Script help please

Jason Holt jason at lunkwill.org
Tue Nov 1 16:16:42 PST 2005


On Tue, 1 Nov 2005, Jay Beck wrote:

> REGEXP="'s/ \t//g'"
>
> echo "sed Regular Expression is: -->"$REGEXP"<--"
>
> sed $REGEXP
>
> jay at rocket:~/bin$ cat smData2 | ./exp2
> sed Regular Expression is: -->'s/ \t//g'<--
> sed: -e expression #1, char 1: unknown command: `''
> jay at rocket:~/bin$ 
> can anyone explain why the script acts different and correct it?

You're doubly quoting the string, so the ' stays in.  Try:

REGEXP='s/ \t//g'

 					-J




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