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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: functions

    Dear Freinds

    I am new to unix shell scripting. Please help to know, Whether unix shell scripting has user function or not. Like C functions. That is

    <return value> <function name> [parameters...]
    {


    }

    If its there then how to do. Pleae give me example for that.

    another question

    . I wanted to search a multiple strings in a file and i wanted to replace that string to new one.

    ex: i wanted to find wills,sujay, deba and this has to change wills=WILLS, sujay=SUJAY, deba=DEBA

    This has to be done in sinlge command.

    Please help me to know.

    thank you

  2. #2
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    Talking

    Simple:
    Code:
    myfunction()
    {
    ##code ##
    # $1 = parameter 1, $2 = parameter 2,..etc...
    echo "par1=$1, par2=$2"
    return 1 # return code 1-127
    }
    # to call function:
    myfunction par1 par2
    The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it. -- Chinese proverb

  3. #3
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    Thank you for your kind help

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