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Old 10-05-2004, 09:15 PM   #16
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One of the big problems I have with bash is skipping sections of the script of certian conditions apply. For instance if this was a windows batch script I could just use the GOTO statement and I an skip complete sections of the batch script if I like. I have not figured out how to do this with bash.


your code worked great thanks. I don't understand why though. It was just an extra "fi" that seemed to do the trick. Also you were using "if" instead if "elif" when there is multiple conditions. I thought that it should be "elif" if multiple conditions applied.

[ -d /opt/kde3/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus ] && echo "Looks Like SuSE."
[ -z "$KDEDIR" ] && export KDEDIR=/opt/kde3
Thanks for your help. Your code got me thinking though. statement1 && statement2 will not work in my situation. Correct me if I am wrong but statement2 will run no matter what the outcome of statement1 is. Statement2 should only echo if statement 1 is false.

I would think it would be more like
if [ -d /opt/kde3/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus ]; then echo "Looks Like SuSE."
if [ -z "$KDEDIR" ];then echo "Lets create a enviorment varibale for KDE." &&  export KDEDIR=/opt/kde3
The whole problem I have had is tying the condition in that if its SuSE and the the env. variable $KDEDIR doesn't exist then it should be created. This part of the script must be kept from getting executed if the distro is not SuSE.

I have not completely finished this up yet but thanks for all of your help guys : )


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