[techtalk] Bourne Shell Programming and Awk

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Mon Dec 6 14:27:49 EST 1999

On Sat, 4 Dec 1999, Cat wrote:

> LIST=`ls -l $DIR | awk '{print \$9}'`

I think you'll just have to leave the backslash out. The awk command is
already in single quotes, so the $9 will go to awk unencumbered. That's my
guess at least :-)

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