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Re: OT: need bash help

From: Pete Travis <me_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 17 2011 - 19:54:31 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

Try wrapping your command to make a subshell:

LINES=$(ps x| grep mongod | wc -l)

HTH,

Pete
On Oct 17, 2011 1:39 PM, "Mike Wright" <mike.wright@mailinator.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm trying to write a bash script and having problems.
>
> If I execute this:
>
> ps x | grep mongod | wc -l
>
> it returns a value.
>
> OTOH, if I execute this:
>
> LINES = ps x | grep mongod | wc -l
>
> it returns "command not found".
>
> How does one assign the output of a command to an environment variable?
>
> TIA,
> Mike Wright
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