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I am creating a script and the script will move files to a specified directory. I want the user to be able to enter relative or absolute path names but how can I store the original directory this way? I have tried this :
if [ $1=$path* ]; then
echo $1 >> /root/.../pathName.txt
mv $1 /root/.../
echo `pwd`/$1 >> /root/.../pathName.txt
mv $1 /root/.../
no matter whether I type a relative or absolute path name I always meet the condition at the start
You have an extraneous asterisk in the test "$path*" - it should just be "$path".
There should be spaces around your equal sign - it may be thinking you're trying to set the variable there rather than doing a test. (Setting a variable would likely always succeed so it would always meet the condition it thinks you're testing for rather than the one you think it is). It should be:
if [ $1 = $path ]
Last edited by MensaWater; 11-12-2010 at 01:15 PM.