How to check weather a string is like test* or test* ot *test* in if condition


 
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# 1  
Old 02-17-2010
How to check weather a string is like test* or test* ot *test* in if condition

How to check weather a string is like test* or test* ot *test* in if condition
# 2  
Old 02-17-2010
"if" isn't the best choice for that, I would use "case/esac" for the same. By the way, you mean "whether", not "weather".
# 3  
Old 02-17-2010
Please give many examples of strings which fulfil your conditions and some which do not. We are unclear whether the asterisk implies a wildcard or whether the asterisk is just a character.
# 4  
Old 02-17-2010
yes * implies wildcard

the string may be abctest123 or test123 or 123test
# 5  
Old 02-18-2010
Code:
case $string in 
(test*)
 echo "starts with test";;
(*test)
  echo "ends with test";;
(*test*)
  echo "contains test";;
(*)
  echo "doesn't match";;
esac

# 6  
Old 02-18-2010
hello ,

can use awk
Code:
 awk '/^test/{print "starts with test";next}/test$/{print "ends with test";next;}/test/{print "contains test"}'

Otherwise in sh can use parameter expansion ->

Code:
if [ ${var%t*} = 'tes' ];then echo 'starts with the test';fi
if [ ${var2#*t} = 'est' ];then echo 'ends with the test';fi

Othewise the case statement is always there as specified above by jilliagre.

Regards,
Gaurav.
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