[psas-software] Script help please

jay1 jay at BeckFamily.com
Tue Nov 1 16:44:12 PST 2005


When I make the suggested change to the script I get:

jay at rocket:~/bin$ cat smData2 | ./exp2
sed Regular Expression is: -->s/ \t//g<--
sed² -e expression #1, char 2: unterminated `s¹ command
jay at rocket:~/bin$


>>>  Jason Holt  < jason at lunkwill.org >  on 11/1/05 4:16 PM wrote <<<

> 
> 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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