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echo -n Enter something: ' '
if [ "$x" == "time" ] # you need == and not = / missing space between " and ]
elif [ "$x" == "Directory" ] # == -> = / missing square bracket
# if # you need to use elif instead of if else
elif [ "$x" == "Who" ] # == -> = / also needs an extra space.
on the who command, how do you get each user to appear on their own line so its not all mashed up?
You don't need to use echo for any of those commands, as that's what they'll do anyway. Just run the command, eg:
elif [ "$x" == "Who" ]
Same goes for date and pwd. You use the back ticks or $() when you want to execute something and pass the output into something else, such as a variable for parsing later on. Passing it into echo is rather pointless, as that's what the command is going to do anyway (plus echo will jumble up the line ends).
You may also want to start indenting your if blocks, it makes larger codes infinitely easier to read.
Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 01-25-2013 at 04:33 PM.