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The ‘Korn shell’ Archives
Posted July 24, 2005 by

Reading a List of Data into a Function Using a Script

My job requires the managing of large amounts of files and data (about 6500 files/items per query/set). Managing and querying such large amounts of data by hand is impossible and a waste of time when you can have a KornShell script do this for you. This tech-recipe is just an example of what you can […]

Category Korn shell

Posted October 25, 2004 by

Checking if a variable is a number in ksh

Being able to test if a variable is a number in the Korn shell is very useful but not immediately obvious….

Category Korn shell

Posted September 2, 2004 by

Appending a List of Files to One File Using xargs Command

This tech-recipe explains how to use the xargs command in Korn shell to work with multiple files. The instructions will show how to combine ten files into one file, without manually combining them using a: cat file1 > bigfile, cat file2 >> bigfile, etc. The uses of this command are wide and most helpful. Using […]

Category Korn shell

Posted August 13, 2004 by

Some Common AIX/Unix Commands

The following list contains some common AIX commands.

Category Korn shell

Posted August 13, 2004 by

Creating a Kornshell Script with Text-Based Menus in VI

This tech-recipe contains basic information on how to create text- based menus for kornshell scripts in VI. My experience is with IBM AIX 4.x.

Category Korn shell

Posted September 24, 2003 by

Enable vi ksh Command Line Editing

The Korn shell has the ability to utilize vi editor commands to edit commands in your history. If you are familiar with the vi editor, you will love this feature.

Category Korn shell