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Subject: Re: ENVVAR.right_trim in IOC console
From: Eric Norum via Tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: Michael Davidsaver <mdavidsaver@gmail.com>
Cc: EPICS Tech Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 20:35:50 -0700
RIght, the IOC shell has no mechanism to perform this.  You could, however, write a custom command to do this.

On Sep 29, 2019, at 8:25 PM, Michael Davidsaver via Tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov> wrote:

On 9/29/19 6:35 PM, Jemian, Pete R. via Tech-talk wrote:

Working in the IOC shell (EPICS base 7.0.3), how to remove the last 
character from an EPICS environment variable?

I don't think there is any way to do this at present.
The IOC shell isn't a fully featured shell/programming language.


given this definition:   epicsEnvSet(PREFIX, "xxx:")
I want to achieve this result: "xxx" by somehow editing $(PREFIX) in place.

In bash, this is possible using ${PREFIX::-1} but in the IOC shell:

iocxxx> echo $(PREFIX::-1)
macLib: macro PREFIX::-1 is undefined (expanding string echo $(PREFIX::-1))


The context is I want to change this line from:

dbLoadRecords("some.db","IOCNAME=$(PREFIX)")

to:

dbLoadRecords("some.db","IOCNAME=$(PREFIX - 1 character)")

I think you'll have to resort to doing this the other way around.

epicsEnvSet("IOCNAME", "blah")
epicsEnvSet("PREFIX", "$(IOCNAME):")

— 
Eric Norum





References:
ENVVAR.right_trim in IOC console Jemian, Pete R. via Tech-talk
Re: ENVVAR.right_trim in IOC console Michael Davidsaver via Tech-talk

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