I'm trying parse the text of a string in bash which I then can throw a case selection at, but I'm having the biggest trouble trying to figure how to do it. In VB I know its real easy like
someString = "Hey there" Select Case Mid(someString,1,5) Case "Hey t" 'Do something Case "Go aw" 'Do something else Case 'Else 'String is unrecognized End Select
I can't seem to find anything that shows how I can do a string manipulation function which is equivalent to the Mid function. Do I use
sed, I don't believe I can use
cut since I'm not trying to trim a string based upon a pattern, but surely it has to be just as simple in Unix.