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# 1  
Old 05-26-2010
read -n1 -r -p "Press..." key / produces error in bash shell script


Sorry, for my not so perfect english!

I want to stop bash shell script execution until any key is pressed.

This line in a bash shell script

read -n1 -r -p "Press any key to continue..." key

produces this error

read: 1: Illegal option -n
When I run this from the command line

usera@lynx:~$ read -n1 -r -p "Press any key to continue..." key

it works without error.

What do I wrong?
# 2  
Old 05-26-2010
it seems to working fine for me
read -n5 -rp "Press any key to continue..." key                                 
echo -e "\n Pressed key is : $key"    
Press any key to
 Pressed key is : world

could you post snippet ..
# 3  
Old 05-26-2010
Thanks your reply!

It works!

But not my script. There must be a fault before "read -n1....." in my script.

I'm giving up fore today.

Letting things go.

Tomorrow it will work. I hope.

Thanks for your support!
# 4  
Old 05-26-2010
Make sure you are running it in the BASH shell, #!/bin/bash, other shells may not support these options.
# 5  
Old 05-26-2010
Thanks for all repleys!

Mea culpa, mea culpa maxima!

It makes the difference!




Just 3 seconds not concentrated. S..t happens!

Again Thanks for support, and Sorry!

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