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OPS235 Lab 4

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<ol><li value="612">Save your editing session, but remain in the text editor.</li><li>The code displayed below uses the getopt function set the input file pathname or check for invalid options or missing option text. Add the following code</li></ol>
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<ol><li value="614">Save your editing session, but remain in the text editor.</li><li>The code displayed below uses logic to exit the script if the input file does not exist. Command substitution is used to store each line of the input file as a positional parameter. There is one subtle problem here: The full names of the users contain spaces which can create havoc when trying to set each line as a separate positional parameter. In this case the sed command is used to convert spaces to plus signs (+), which will be converted back later. Finally, a '''for''' loop is used to create each account ('''useradd''') and mail the user their account information ('''mail'''). Add the following code:</li></ol>
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<li value="816">Save, set permissions, and then run that shell script for the input text file '''user-data.txt'''. Did it work? Try running the script without an argument - What did it do? </li><li>You have completed lab4. Proceed to Completing The Lab, and follow the instructions for "lab sign-off".</li></ol>
'''Answer INVESTIGATION 3 observations / questions in your lab log book.'''

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