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Shell script

In a previous episode Anthony J. Gabrielson said...
:: Hello,
:: 	I have what I hope to be an easy question.  How do I make the
:: output of a command, it will be a number, assign to a variable.  I'm using
:: bash - I have been reading through several books on this and I'm starting
:: to get frusterated.

I assume you mean output like you said, and not return code..


num=`/bin/grep -c mcmanus /etc/group`
echo mcmanus is in $num groups

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