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Hey Guys! I am trying to figure out how to make my while loop determine if the parameter typed in is a directory, my loop looks like this, but for some reason, every time i run ./myscript /etc or any other directory, it does not recognize it as a directory, hope you can help,
# make_page - A script to mimic the tree command
while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
case $1 in
-d | $DIRECTORY ) shift
-h | --help ) helpmedog
* ) psyke
Well---he showed you an example of how to use the "test" command ("[" is a synonym for "test")
Note: In your "case" statement you appear to be looking for the value of the first passed arguement ($1). In the first case, you are looking for a value of "-d" or a value equal to the contents of the variable "DIRECTORY". What was your intent here?
Yea that is my intent, but when i send in a directory as a $1, it does to pick it up as a parameter, the purpose of the loop is to continually search until it comes up with something, it might not even be the first argument all the time, I just what the argument that is passed as a directory to be collected and sent to a function.