about how using internal separate field and store file content on variable

OIFS=$IFS;IFS=$':';for i in $(cat -n /etc/passwd);do echo -n $i\ ** \ ;done

By: lbhack
2013-04-12 04:31:31

What Others Think

That is sooo many cats, and sooo many echo's ... why not use a tool that is designed for this kind of processing: awk '{gsub(/:/," ** ") ;print FNR" "$0}' /etc/passwd
khayyam · 335 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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