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Old 11-10-2009
Error using select menu command

Hi All,
I am trying to use the select command & the menu.
below mention is my script

Code:
 
#!/bin/bash
      2
      3 PS3="Is today your birthday? " #PS3 system variable
      4
      5 echo "\n"
      6 
      7
      8 select menu_selection in YES NO QUIT
      9 do
     10
     11         case $menu_selection in
     12         YES) echo "\nHAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!\n"
     13                 ;;
     14         NO) echo  "\nIt is someone's birthday today..........\
     15                 Sorry it is not yours\n"
     16                 ;;
     17         QUIT) echo  "\nLater tater !\n "
     18                 break
     19                 ;;
     20         *) echo "\n Invalid Answer....please try again \n"
     21                 ;;
     22         esac
     23 done

I am getting a different kind of output

Code:
 
[test1]$ ./SelectMenu
\n
1) YES
2) NO
3) QUIT
Is today your birthday? YES
\n Invalid Answer....please try again \n
Is today your birthday? NO
\n Invalid Answer....please try again \n
Is today your birthday? QUIT
\n Invalid Answer....please try again \n
Is today your birthday? 3
\nLater tater !\n
[test1]$
 
kindly let me know where am I going wrong?

# 2  
Old 11-10-2009
Use the -e option for the echo commands.
The select command requieres that you answer with the number (1, 2 or 3).

Jean-Pierre.

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