[plug] bash script help needed

Chris Griffin griffinster at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 14:29:37 WST 2011

On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 22:15, Chris Griffin <griffinster at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I have a large collection of special binary log files that I need to
> export
> > to ascii format.
> > This system has a utility to do this but it will only take one file name
> at
> > a time, no wild carding.
> >
> > Like:   exportlog -i input-filename -o output-filename
> >
> > the file names all look like:  2011-05-19_235900.log
> >
> > the date part for this lot will all start with 2011 but the rest of the
> date
> > and time fields can and do vary.
> > Could someone please help out with a bash script to do this, I can easily
> > put all the names into a text file if necessary.
> All of them?  Easy.
> ] for filename in *.log; do echo exportlog -i "$f{filename}" -o
> "${filename/.log/.text}"; done
> See the bash manual for the details on the text substitution I did
> during variable expansion on output.  (Searching for '##' or '%%' is
> easier than searching for the forward slash, in the documentation,
> FWIW).
> Put whatever pattern into the '*.log' bit you want.
> Daniel
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Maybe not quite right?

[root at server01]# for filename in *.log; do echo exportlog -i "$f{filename}"
-o "${filename/.log/.text}"; done
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-19_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-20_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-21_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-22_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-23_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-24_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-25_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-26_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-27_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-28_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-29_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-30_235900.text
exportlog -i {filename} -o 2011-05-31_235900.text
[root at server01]#
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