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Old 01-13-2009, 06:56 AM   #1
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noob alert...bash: if block inside 'select'


Code:
watchVideo()	{
PS3=">>> Type the video # & hit Enter: "

select video in $(ls $HOME/vids/*.mpg) # Bash select.
do
    exec smplayer $video
    break # Break, otherwise endless loop.
done

exit 0
}
While displaying the directory contents, I'd like to add the option of going back to the script's main menu, hello(), preferably by pressing 0 (zero) since the contents are numbered starting at 1.
I tried:
Code:
select video in $(ls *.mpg) # Bash select.
do
    if [ $video=0 ]; then
	hello
    else
        exec smplayer $video
        break # Break, otherwise endless loop.
    fi
done

exit 0
which gives this error:
Code:
syntax error near unexpected token `else'
How could this be done? Also, idk how to display directory contents the way 'select' does (letting you choose a file by number) without using 'select', so any pointers to info on that is most welcome. Thanks for your time.

Last edited by agrestic; 01-13-2009 at 07:01 AM.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:33 AM   #2
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You need to put a colon after else

Code:
else :
 
Old 01-13-2009, 12:47 PM   #3
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You need to put a colon after else

Code:
else :
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