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Thanks, Bob, but that defeats the purpose of trying to figure out why
this doesn't work when it should. In an earlier version of this script
I used awk for everything. I switched to ksh because the built-ins
allowed me to do everything directly in the shell so I didn't have to
call other programs.
The version I am running at the office is 1993-12-28 q. It is possible
the pipe-to-while capability was added in q and did not exist in p.
I found www.macports.org, but I cannot figure out if there is a way just
to get ksh93 without installing the whole MacPorts package, so I am
going to do that and try to get there version of ksh93.
Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]