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I thought I could do:

@snaptime = `/usr/contrib/bin/gunzip -lv #{file} | /usr/bin/sed 's/^[^ ]*^ ]* \(... .. ..:..\).*/\1/'`.chomp
p @snaptime

...and it should (to me, anyway) return:

"Jun 12 13:54"

...instead of the odd result of:

"\001"

What gives?  That's not a returned error code, is it?

I tried "system()" but it doesn't return a string the way I want, and it didn't work anyway.

What's the accepted way to use a UNIX pipe?  I wound up using Ruby commandsnstead of sed...

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<DIV><FONT size=2>I thought I could do:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>@snaptime = `/usr/contrib/bin/gunzip -lv #{file} | 
/usr/bin/sed 's/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \(... .. ..:..\).*/\1/'`.chomp</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>p @snaptime</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>...and it should (to me, anyway) return:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>"Jun 12 13:54"</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>...instead of the odd result of:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>"\001"</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>What gives?&nbsp; That's not a returned error code, is 
it?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>I tried "system()" but it doesn't return a string the way I 
want, and it didn't work anyway.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>What's the accepted way to use a UNIX pipe?&nbsp; I wound up 
using Ruby commands instead of sed...</FONT></DIV>
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