Debian Programming :: Assign Variable In Bash When Stdout Is Updated
Jan 17, 2014
I am writing a script that calls a program which writes a lot of lines to stdout continuosly. If the last line in stdout has some regex, THEN, certain variables are updated. My problem is that I don't know how to do that.
A simplified example would be (it's not my exact case, but it I write it here to clarify): suppose I issue a ping command (which writes output to stdout continuously). Every time that the response time is t=0.025 ms, THEN, VARIABLE1=(column1 of that line) and VARIABLE2=(column2 of that line).
I think the following code would work in awk (however, I want the variables in bash and I don't know how to export them)
In the previous code, awk analyzes each line of the output of the ping command as soon as it is created, so the variables $var1, $var2, ... are updated at the appropriate time. But I need the "real-time" updated values of $var1, $var2 in bash, for later use in the script.
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tac log.txt 2>/dev/null
Which works as expected, tac kicks up an error but the error is suppressed, but when I use this:
tac < log.txt 2>/dev/null
bash: log.txt: No such file or directory
The tac error is suppressed but bash still gives me a dirty error.
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I've already formatted the entries in clean.txt to handle spaces correctly, using sed replacement.
Example from the clean.txt file:
Code: /MP3/NAS000000001/Barenaked Ladies/Barenaked Ladies - Barenaked For The Holidays/20 Auld Lang Syne.mp3 /MP3/NAS000000001/Barenaked Ladies/Barenaked Ladies - Barenaked For The Holidays/14 Deck the Stills.mp3
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