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Old 12-11-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
sfmadmax
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SHell Script Help! When reading input from a user


Currently I have a portion of a script... its looped with a while-do loop hence for the "breaks"



echo "Are you sure you wish to delete this APP ? (y or n)"
read DELETEME
case $DELETEME in
y|yes|Y|YES)
echo "Deleting OS"
break
;;
n|no|N|NO)
echo "Returning to Main Menu, Press Enter to Continue"
;;
*)
echo "Unknown answer returning to the Main Menu, Press E
nter to Continue"
;;
esac


My question is.. When I run this script and this question is asked. My answer is displayed on a new line. Is there any way I can make my answer display on the same line as the question???

So it would look like this

Are you sure you wish to delete this APP ? (y or n) : y

instead of

Are you sure you wish to delete this APP ? (y or n)
y


-Thanks
 
Old 12-11-2007, 07:41 PM   #2
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Use 'echo -n' with 'read -p'?
 
Old 12-11-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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Thanks unSPAWN that did it..
 
Old 12-12-2007, 12:03 AM   #4
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what is the read -p ? Just out of curiosity !!

I thought you can make it without it :bash

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