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Old 02-03-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
Mr.McCormick
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scripting question press any key to continue


hi i have a question about BASH scripting i what to put in a script a question (making it in a way interactive) that would say would you like to continue press y to continue or press n to cancel you know something along those lines


my knowledge for scripting in bash is very basic

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Old 02-03-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
homey
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Something like this....
Code:
echo
echo -n "                Do you want to proceed (Y/N)?"
read answer
if test "$answer" != "Y" -a "$answer" != "y";
then exit 0;
fi
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:58 PM   #3
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Man... if you want a script even better than the one you're asking
copy EXACTLY, PERFECTLY the lines bellow to your script:
======================================================
#!/bin/bash
dialog --title "Question" --backtitle "Yes or no" \
--yesno "\nYes to continue and No to cancel" 15 50
value=$?
case $value in
0) "cal" ;;
1) echo "Cancelled" ;;
255) echo "You pressed ESC" ;;
esac
======================================================
read this:

1. the 3rd line (--yesno "\nYes to continue and No to cancel" 15 50) CAN NOT touch
the left of the screen. NO WAY.

2. don't forget to copy each semicolon, each little character...

3. if you choose "yes" you'll see the calendar of the month.

4. compare what happens if you choose "no" with what happens if you press ESC.

Wish you enjoy the result!
 
Old 02-04-2005, 03:47 AM   #4
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thank you very much they where both exactly what i wanted and i can addapt both to what i need it for
 
  


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