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Old 06-20-2011
compare two characters

how can I compare two characters in shell script?

similar to C++ code:

char ch='a';
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Old 06-20-2011
if [ $ch == "a" ]; then

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Old 06-20-2011
i have something like this and i get the error: ./proiect: line 19: [: ==: unary operator expected

while read -n1 char; do
if [ $char == "a" ]

done < file
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Old 06-20-2011
Use = instead of ==
if [ "$char" = a ]

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Old 06-20-2011
this works perfect,thanks
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Old 06-20-2011
BASH has == , which can cause some bad habits when many other shells don't.
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