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I have writted this pretty self-explanatory function. Is there any better way to implement this using while or for loop?
if [[ $IDE == "/dev/hda" ]]
if [[ $IDE == "/dev/hdb" ]]
if [[ $IDE == "/dev/hdc" ]]
if [[ $IDE == "/dev/hdd" ]]
echo "The bootable device is $BOOTABLE_DEVICE"
This is basic shell scripting. Well using case statement won;t help reducing number of lines of code. By optimization I mean can I reduce the number of lines of code by putting it some for or while loop.
This seems to scream out for a case command, which would not as short as the cryptic pipe thing posted above, but would be both shorter and more readable than what you have. For examples, if your profile is correct and you run debian, look in /etc/init.d . Most scripts in there that control daemons use the case command.