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UNIX Korn shell scripting

UNIX Korn shell scripting

UNIX Korn shell scripting

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The message in the bottle is can someone enlighten me on how to test the END of a character string1 for a match on character string2 ?
I am looking at some type of regular expression as the available functions don't seem to help with this. Basically I want to see if the last few characters of a string match a another string.

Thanks,
-dR-

RE: UNIX Korn shell scripting

Assuming these character strings are in a variable, say FRED, use the reference ${FRED##xxx}.
xxx refers to a RE matching the end of your string. You may have trouble unless you know either the total number of characters (say it's 5, then xxx would be ????), or some other character to match (say it's an underscore, then xxx would be *_).
Hope this helps,
happy trails

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