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[ale] Bash vs Perl



On Oct 25, 2016 10:54 AM, "Steve Litt" <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:00:46 -0400
> Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Parsing text in bash is much harder than in Perl. Associative arrays
> > in bash really help.
>
> I didn't know bash had associative arrays. Thanks!
>
> =============================
> #!/bin/bash
>
> declare -A person
> person[fname]="Steve"
> person[lname]="Litt"
> person[job]="Programmer"
>
> echo ${person["job"]}
> =============================
>
> Unfortunately, associative arrays are bash-only: No dash allowed.
>

Use a  single quote around the content string and even spaces, ., and /\
are allowed.
> SteveT
>
> Steve Litt
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