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How to retrieve a name from another file with a Bash script?

I would like to grab a name out of another predefined file and use it within my shell script. The file being read would be in ./docs/description.org and the format (a table in .org format) is: ...
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Remove symbols while appending in excel

I'm having some parsing issues here. I have a column of Twitter handles, with '@' in front of them, and I'm trying to auto-append them in a URL on the next column. Example: | @Bob | ...
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mIRC parsing a name

Asked originally: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23419961/mirc-parsing-for-a-name So I've been getting a bothersome someone who keeps using my nickname. What I want to be able to do is perform ...
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Fast extraction of key-value pairs in Linux command-line

I have a large (tens of GBs) text file with data in key=value;foo=bar;baz=quo format. The number and order of keys can change from line to line. I need to process this file and extract values for ...
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Batch to extract a word from a string inside a text file

I have a database.txt file with this content: 40001 16 DATAMAN Jimbo WS2 I want to extract the third word, as delimited by whitespace ("DATAMAN" ...
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How to split a text file into multiple text files

I have a text file called entry.txt that contains the following: [ entry1 ] 1239 1240 1242 1391 1392 1394 1486 1487 1489 1600 1601 1603 1657 1658 1660 2075 2076 2078 2322 2323 2325 2740 2741 2743 ...
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Parsing out specific URLs from local html file

I want to parse out certain URLs from a saved html-file with a simple bash-script/command, so i can download them via wget laters. What i have so far is: awk 'BEGIN{ RS="<a *href *= *\""} NR>2 ...
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Deleting music file duplicates but retaining iTunes metadata

Back when I first imported the majority of my iTunes library I had the copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library option checked, so basically my whole music library was duplicated on ...
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Powershell: Get inital character string from file name and create directory from string, then move files

I have a folder with the following file names: 00150005D201110172338427995.vpf 00150005D201110180005318058.vpf 00150013D201110180014448082.vpf 00150013D201110180022268098.vpf ...
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Excel notation that gives FIND the ability to look for multiple strings

So I've been working with a spreadsheet that has a list of schools names. I pull data from this spreadsheet to create a roster that limits the size of text in each cell. In order to get the school ...
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Match exactly (and only) the pattern I specify in a grep command

Usually, grep searches for all lines containing a match for the pattern/parameter I specify. I would like to match just the pattern (i.e. not the whole line). So, if a file contains the lines: We ...