Useful Commands UNIX SHELL Script part2

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11. To ZIP a set of files into a .zip file

zip <zip_file_name>.zip <files_to zip>.txt

12. For Loop Syntax

for <Variable> in <Command><expression>
for variable in `grep -l "^TEST*.* " <Directory_path>/*.*|cut -f 13 -d"/"`

Above statement would search for the test TEST in the directory path and the file name that is mentioned after the 13th position of “/” (Changes based on the directory path description)

13. Searching a pattern in a file

grep -c '^L' <directory_path>/<File_name>
Here it searches for the test “L” in the file mentioned

14. Command to sort a file

sort -u <Directory_Path><File_name> > <Directory_Path><Sort_file_Name>

Section 2

Now let us know some of the advance commands that we use while scripting using UNIX Script. Let us assume that we have a requirement of creating a HOST script and registering it in the Application as a concurrent program and by invoking the Concurrent program that in turns invokes our HOST script to perform the defined task.

Commands used while scripting using UNIX and which is invoked by a concurrent program once it is registered in APPS as a HOST script would be discussed.
Suppose we have created a Concurrent Program and for instance our concurrent program are having parameters.

1. Command used to fetch all the concurrent parameters including system defined parameters into a variable in SHELL SCRIPT

l_all=`echo $@`
Here l_all variable will have all the parameters of the concurrent program
Based on our requirement if we need the Request_ID of the CP and the User_Name who has submitted the Concurrent Program (CP)
l_request_id=`echo $l_all | tr -s " " " "|cut -f2 -d" "|cut -f2 -d"="`
l_user_name=`echo $l_all | tr -s " " " "| cut -f5 -d" "| cut -f2 -d"="|sed -e 's/"/ /g'` Suryakanth Gunti UNIX GUIDE Page 4

Here l_request_id and l_user_name would hold the value of the Concurrent program request id and the username.
Apart from the System Parameters if we have also defined our own custom parameters
l_param=`echo $l_all| cut -f9-300 -d' ' | sed 's/" "/"|"/g'`
Fetch all the Custom defined parameters of the CP into a variable l_param
Now for instance we have defined say 4 parameters Responsibility name, Out Directory Path, Archive Directory Path and Log directory path. To fetch these parameters into a variable
l_resp_name=`echo $l_param | cut -f1 -d"|"|tr -d \"`
l_out_dir=`echo $l_param | cut -f2 -d"|"|tr -d \"`
l_archive_dir=`echo $l_param | cut -f3 -d"|"|tr -d \"`

l_log-dir=`echo $l_param | cut -f4 -d"|"|tr -d \"` 

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