Pipe in a Shell-Script

Pipe in a Shell-Script

Post by Martin Kumme » Sat, 20 Nov 1999 04:00:00


I have a problem !!

There is a shell script  "xyz" :

find / | filter | cat

I call it with : ./xyz

When I kill the script with "kill PID" then
the pipe that was called inside the script is still runing.

My question is how to get the pipe killed automatically by killing the

Thanks a lot !!! Martin


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Hi, all,

i am stuck with 'read' in my shell script, and could figure out why it did
not work, here is my simple script:



if [ `uname` -eq SunOS ]; then
echo "Inside"
   /usr/ccs/bin/size $ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle | /usr/bin/awk '{print $1}'
|read mtext

echo $mtext
when i run this script, i get:
dev:sql%sh mem_size.sh

From command line, when i use 'size', the output is:

eds-xml-dev:sql%size $ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle
27221933 + 267676 + 21060 = 27510669
eds-xml-dev:sql%size $ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle | awk '{print $1}'

So it seems 'read' doesn't want to read anything from pipe, could somebody
shed light on this? thanks.


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