Help with first bash script please
Serge de Souza
serge at cs.curtin.edu.au
Thu Oct 21 16:43:14 UTC 2004
Paul Howarth wrote:
> Graham Cossey wrote:
> I also find it useful to think of the "[" in the "if" statement:
> if [ x = y ]; then ...
> as being the same as the command "test" (see man test). When you think
> of it ("[") as a command (which it is), the need for a space after it is
> more obvious in my mind.
So much so that '[' is a sym link to test:
ls -l /usr/bin/[
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Mar 13 2004 /usr/bin/[ -> test
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