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Java Bash Login tester Script help!

Hello, first of all, I am a pretty experience c++ programmer, but have never really bothered learning bash scripting at all, so I know conceptually things that can be done in c++, but I'm not too sure about bash. I'm trying to learn Bash, and wanted to start out with a practical application. So I am trying to write a script that allows me to use the "login" command in the terminal and lets me enter the login user name, and the last 3 characters (which are digits) of a password. The password consists of 5 digits, and I want the script to test the login and password of all possible combinations for the first 2 digits, like using auto-increment or something. I'm not really too sure how to approach this, any help is commended.
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Originally Posted by RSPdev
So I am trying to write a script that allows me to use the "login" command in the terminal
Code:
function login
{
        local USERNAME
        local PASS
        read -p "username: " USERNAME
        read -p "last 3 digits of pass: " PASS
        for COMBO in {0..9}{0..9}
        do
                echo "trying ${COMBO}${PASS}"
        done
}

# You can now use the 'login' function like a command
$ login
username:

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