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Re: scripting help


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: scripting help
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 23:20:45 +0200
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suser <address@hidden> writes:

> I am trying to create a script to go through /etc/passwd and change anyone
> who's home directory is "/mnt/home" to "/mnt/<username on linux server>".

This does not really has anything to do with bash, let alone with bugs
in bash, so it is rather off-topic here.

> Original - user:x:1000:100:user:/mnt/home:/bin/bash
>
> what i want - user:x:1000:100:user:/mnt/user:/bin/bash
>
> any suggestions? thanks in advance!

$ awk -F: '$6 == "/mnt/home" { $6 = "/mnt/" $1 }' < input > output

Andreas.

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