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RE: Re: One for the regexp fans

by Odud (Pilgrim)
on Aug 04, 2000 at 13:43 UTC ( #26157=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread One for the regexp fans

Nice idea - I'd got a bit hung up on the solution being an RE. I think that they are always "dotted-sex!" format (the string comes from calling netstat -i and I have to cope with the different formats produced by HP-UX, AIX, and OSF1). Perhaps we can have a pint together at yapc::Europe?

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Re: RE: Re: One for the regexp fans
by Anonymous Monk on May 31, 2001 at 18:52 UTC
    Not much to offer except curiosity and frustration on my own efforts. On your HP-UX interface queries, does it render "raw" (no colon or dash delimiter) 12 characters, with leading zeroes, or does it provide you with the delimiter. I'm using "lanscan -a" on the HP-UX interfaces, getting my 12 char MAC address, trying to insert colons every two characters, then stripping the lead zeroes. That's my fallback position after I baked my brain on making the DEC OSF1 "netstat -i | grep '<Link>' |egrep -v "s10|lo0|ppp0"|awk '{print $1}' | sort -u`" system call for-loop kludge work, which at least renders multi-line output of valid, live interfaces. If I can get either to work, I'll die a happy I thrust my head through the display :-) ...---... SOS !!! -raddude
      In the end I decided that I didn't need the :s - and so I just take whatever format the OS (HP-UX, AIX, or OSF/1) reports and use that. The justification being that if you need to get involved with MAC addresses then you can probably cope with the different formats!

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