On 2007-11-16 03:43, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> Everyone,
> I'm sure this is easy, and I am making it harder than it is.
> I am being supplied a list of files, and need to create the files and
> directories to hold them, but I cannot figure out how to take the string
> apart.
> For example, I am given
> /usr/local/scripts/firewall.sh
> I need to create the /usr/local/scripts directory and then create
> firewall.sh.

See the `dirname' and `basename' commands:

        $ dirname "/usr/local/scripts/firewall.sh"

        $ basename "/usr/local/scripts/firewall.sh"

Be careful about properly quoting the filenames though (note how the
first invocation of `dirname' fails below, and try to understand why
it fails):

        $ testname='foo bar baz'
        $ dirname $testname
        usage: dirname string
        $ dirname "${testname}"

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