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By using a for loop (have you learned about loops yet) as suggested you can iterate through the list using a single if then else statement. well there are several ways to write your assignment. getopts is overkill. Don't want to confuse the OP...
I will also add that the shift command as posted will move the i.e shift the arguments to the left by 1. So $2 will be $1. You need to check $1 vs $@. You can use $@ in the loop.
Last edited by michaelk; 03-23-2015 at 10:13 AM.