/dev/null is to keep grep quiet... otherwise it would output the line that
matched. If you want to see it when a match is found, then you could take
that out. The break is there so when it finds a match it breaks out of the
loop, since there's no reason to keep looping once a match is found.

If you want to pipe the output of scs2ascii through this script, you would
have to do it like so:

#! /bin/bash

file=`cat /dev/stdin`

for user in $users; do
echo "$file" | grep $user >/dev/null && echo "$file" >
+%Y-%m-%d-%H:%m` && break

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That certainly worked for me. Would you explain the reason for
/dev/null and the break command? In the mean time, I will research it
in my book.

Also, will this script work by piping the output of scs2ascii to my
script? I haven't tried that yet. Here is the script, so far:

#! /bin/bash


for user in $users; do
grep $user $file >/dev/null && cat $file > /home/misadmin/"$user"_`date
+%Y-%m-%d-%H:%m` && break

Something like this should work...

users="user1 user2 user3 user4 user5"
file=<name of file>

for user in $users; do
grep $user $file >/dev/null && cat $file > /tmp/"$user"_`date
+%Y-%m-%d-%H:%m` && break

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