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    string manipulation

    Hi guys.

    Anyone who can tell me how i can cut this string

    ftp://aaaaa:bbbbbb@cccccc.cc.cc/ddddddd-2.5/eeeee

    to

    aaaaa:bbbbbb@cccccc.cc.cc
    dddddddd-2.5
    eeeee

    i dont need the ftp:// part. I have tried to use cut, but i could not get the correct result.
    Because i would like to have the lines spitted onto a new line, and with cut i could only get it to
    split them to the same line.

    Thanks on advance.

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    Re: string manipulation

    Using cut and tr:

    Code:
    echo ftp://aaaaa:bbbbbb@cccccc.cc.cc/ddddddd-2.5/eeeee | cut -c 7- | tr '/' '\n'
    ...hope that helps.

    Explanation:

    echo ftp[...] -just replace this with wherever you get the string from.

    cut -c 7- -cut any characters from the 7th onwards.

    tr '/' '\n' -replace any / character with a newline.
    Last edited by MG&TL; October 26th, 2012 at 09:09 AM.

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    Re: string manipulation

    ... or sed

    Code:
    echo "ftp://aaaaa:bbbbbb@cccccc.cc.cc/ddddddd-2.5/eeeee" | sed -r 's#ftp://([^/]*)/.*#\1#'
    aaaaa:bbbbbb@cccccc.cc.cc
    Of course languages like php have explicit url parsing functions

    http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.parse-url.php

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    Re: string manipulation

    Code:
    echo "ftp://aaaaa:bbbbbb@cccccc.cc.cc/ddddddd-2.5/eeeee" | awk -F"/" '{printf $3"\n"$4"\n"$5}
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    Re: string manipulation

    Thanks guys.

    Here is a lot i can use and hopefully learn from

    Kind regards.

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    Re: string manipulation

    ... or
    Code:
    string='...'
    echo ${string/.cc\/*/.cc}
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