Repetitive programming


Hint for the lazy programmer. How many times did you need to make switches/If clauses/… with lots of conditions, maybe coming from the n-th field of a each line in a file?

You’re lucky: bash and awk are here to help. This example generates (brrr…) VB code:

while read line
echo “If variable = `echo $line | awk {‘print $1;’}` Then ” >> new_file
echo ” boolean = True” >> new_file
echo “End If” >> new_file
echo ” ” >> new_file
done < file_to_read[/sourcecode]



One Response to “Repetitive programming”

  1. ஸ்ரீராம் முரளி Says:

    wonderful.. thanks for the tip 🙂

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