[kwlug-disc] BASH script and config file

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Fri Apr 24 17:03:43 EDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 15:13 -0400, john at netdirect.ca wrote:

> It really depends on what you want to do. Grep can be used to extract
> unwanted lines:
> egrep -v '(^#|^;|^\b*$)' | sed 's/;.*$//;s/#.*$//' | ( while read line
> do
>       echo $line
> done )
> Be aware that the sed command strips out all after the *first* semi-colon or hash. 

Thanks John, works great.  

I added my filename at the end of the egrep and changed the \b to \w to
get rid of a couple of blank lines from my test config file.  

Wow 23 minutes.  Free Software communities are great.

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