--- On Sat, 10/11/08, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>       On the Ubuntu computer I am /home/kline; on my main
> computer,
>       my home is /usr/home/kline.   The following sh script
> worked
>       perfected when my home on "tao" [FBSD] was
> /home/kline:
> P
> #!/bin/sh
> PWD=`pwd`;
> echo "This directory is [${PWD}]";
> scp -qrp  ${PWD}/* ethos:/${PWD}
> ###/usr/bin/scp -rqp -i /home/kline/.ssh/zeropasswd-id
> ${PWD}/* \ klin
>       Question #1: is there any /bin/sh method of getting rid of
> the
>       "/usr"?  I switch off between my two computers
> especially when
>       get mucked up, as with my upgrade to kde4.  (Otherwise, I
> do
>       backups of ~kline as well as other critical directories.)
>       Is there a way of automatically using rsync rather that my
>       kwik-and-dirty /bin/shell script?
>       thanks, people,
>       gary

If what you wish to do is simply get rid of /usr in a string, you can use sed 
like so:
varWithoutUsr=`echo ${varWithUsr} |sed -e 's/\/usr//'`
After running this, where $varWithUsr is the variable containing a string like 
"/usr/home/blah", the variable $varWithoutUsr will be equal to "/home/blah".  I 
create simple scripts like this all the time to rename batches of files, for 

The easier way is probably just to not specify a dir to scp's remote path 
though, since it defaults to the user's home directory.  

- mdh

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