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Old 07-27-2009
checking wether an input is using letters of the alphabet

afternoon forums.

I need to get a way of testing as to wether an inputed character is part of the english alphabet.

i have come up with the following code but its not working at all.
until [ (echo $in1) = '[a-z]']
       echo This is not a Letter

any help would be beneficial to me.
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GLAM2SCAN(1)							   glam2 Manual 						      GLAM2SCAN(1)

glam2scan - finds a GLAM2 motif in a database SYNOPSIS
glam2scan [options] alphabet my_motif.glam2 my_seqs.fa An alphabet other than p or n is interpreted as the name of an alphabet file. DESCRIPTION
glam2scan finds matches, in a sequence database, to a motif discovered by glam2. Each match receives a score, indicating how well it fits the motif. OPTIONS (DEFAULT SETTINGS) -h Show all options and their default settings. -o Output file (stdout). -n Number of alignments to report (25). -2 Examine both strands - forward and reverse complement. -D Deletion pseudocount (0.1). -E No-deletion pseudocount (2.0). -I Insertion pseudocount (0.02). -J No-insertion pseudocount (1.0). -d Dirichlet mixture file. SEE ALSO
glam2format(1), glam2mask(1), glam2-purge(1), glam2(1) The full Hypertext documentation of GLAM2 is available online at or on this computer in /usr/share/doc/glam2/. REFERENCE
If you use GLAM2, please cite: MC Frith, NFW Saunders, B Kobe, TL Bailey (2008) Discovering sequence motifs with arbitrary insertions and deletions, PLoS Computational Biology (in press). AUTHORS
Martin Frith Author of GLAM2. Timothy Bailey Author of GLAM2. Charles Plessy <> Formatted this manpage in DocBook XML for the Debian distribution. COPYRIGHT
The source code and the documentation of GLAM2 are released in the public domain. GLAM2 1056 05/19/2008 GLAM2SCAN(1)

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