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echo not working with grep

rahulJ james
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Joined: Oct 03, 2008
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I have the 2 lines in a simple script. I dont get the echo working

abcd=`grep -n "^GS.*123456.*" /tmp/fileName | cut -d: -f1`
echo $abcd

I get the results when I run the same in the command prompt though not as a script.. Any advise
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Looks like the same question as this one

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