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Old 11-20-2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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string comparision

Hi friends,

I have a string variable in shell script as :

echo $str
Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe retired from competitive swimming on Tuesday at the age of 24, saying breaking records had lost its allure.


Now I want to check whether the word "from" (case insensitive) exists or not in the above string variable $str. I want to get TRUE or FALSE condition checking.

How to do it in shell script?

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echo $str|grep -i from >/dev/null 2>&1
and check $? afterwards ... 0 is true, 1 is false.

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using this may be better: echo $test|grep -iE '\<from\>'


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