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Old 10-19-2009
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Originally Posted by vgersh99
How's that?
Actually this is exactly what the OP trying to accomplish initially.
Yep, you're right. Smilie I had a senior moment. (I thought there were vertical bars between each set of brackets.)
# 9  
Old 10-26-2009
Check for file existence using wildcards

Thanks for the reply. This is not the first time that someone has suggested that I not use C Shell coding for my scripts. The problem is that all of my users log in to, and launch their programs from, the C Shell. I really have no choice but to write my scripts for that shell.

For the present, I'm not going to worry about whether a directory is readable or not. I'm assuming that none of my users are sufficiently UNIX savvy to know how to create a directory that is not readable.

Thanks again for all the help and input.

Paul H.
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Old 10-26-2009
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Originally Posted by phudgens
[...] The problem is that all of my users log in to, and launch their programs from, the C Shell. I really have no choice but to write my scripts for that shell.
Unless you have an unusual environment, you can put "#!/bin/bash" (or some other full pathname to a shell) and then use that shell to write your scripts. It doesn't matter which shell the users log into, as the "#!" ensures that the exec() of the script succeeds, replacing the C shell with your chosen shell.

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For the present, I'm not going to worry about whether a directory is readable or not.
Heh, I understand. Smilie

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