[ILUG] grep or awk
chris.higgins at horizon.ie
Mon Sep 10 17:03:18 IST 2001
We're talking about the contents of the wtmp/utmp files, as interpreted by
the command 'who'
If you upgrade your version of who, and the formatting changes slightly,
you run the risk of breaking your scripts (in strange and wonderful ways).
Would it not make more sense to query the files directly so that
you can be sure that the information is more reliable than grep'ing
Chris (just my e0.02) - (see: man utmp)
> Fergal Daly wrote:
> > sed 's/.*(\(.*\)).*\|.*/\1/'
> > will turn lines that don't have a matching pair of brackets into blanks,
> > > > xxxxxxx ttyqb Sep 10 11:33
> > > > (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx)
> I think
> sed -e 's/^[^(]*(\([^)]*\)).*$/\1/'
> is slightly better, in that it will pick up the first matching pair of
> brackets, rather than (on this line, say) printing (for example) "on
> this line, say) printing (for example" rather than "on this line, say" -
> but that's a matter of choice, if you're guaranteed that you'll only
> have one pair of brackets.
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