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Bash Shell Script

HELP!My program ends after entering one choice---need help making it take multiple inputs,instead of terminating after displaying just one

Code:
#!/bin/bash# Crude address databaseclear # Clear the screen.echo "          Contact List"echo "          ------- ----"echo "Choose one of the following persons:" echoecho "[E]vans, Roland"echo "[J]ones, Mildred"echoread personcase "$person" in# Note variable is quoted.  "E" | "e" )  # Accept upper or lowercase input.  echo  echo "Roland Evans"  echo "4321 Flash Dr."  echo "Hardscrabble, CO 80753"  echo "(303) 734-9874"  echo "(303) 734-9892 fax"  echo "revans@zzy.net"  echo "Business partner & old friend"  ;;# Note double semicolon to terminate each option.  "J" | "j" )  echo  echo "Mildred Jones"  echo "249 E. 7th St., Apt. 19"  echo "New York, NY 10009"  echo "(212) 533-2814"  echo "(212) 533-9972 fax"  echo "milliej@loisaida.com"  echo "Ex-girlfriend"  echo "Birthday: Feb. 11"  ;;   echo   echo "Not yet in database."  ;;esacechoxit 0

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Are you kidding to paste one line script by this way, format it first.
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Code:
#!/bin/bash
 
# Crude address database
 
clear # Clear the screen.
 
echo " Contact List"
echo " ------- ----"
echo "Choose one of the following persons:" 
echo
echo "[E]vans, Roland"
echo "[J]ones, Mildred"
 
echo
 
read person
 
case "$person" in
# Note variable is quoted.
 
"E" | "e" )
# Accept upper or lowercase input.
echo
echo "Roland Evans"
echo "4321 Flash Dr."
echo "Hardscrabble, CO 80753"
echo "(303) 734-9874"
echo "(303) 734-9892 fax"
echo "revans@zzy.net"
echo "Business partner & old friend"
;;
# Note double semicolon to terminate each option.
 
"J" | "j" )
echo
echo "Mildred Jones"
echo "249 E. 7th St., Apt. 19"
echo "New York, NY 10009"
echo "(212) 533-2814"
echo "(212) 533-9972 fax"
echo "milliej@loisaida.com"
echo "Ex-girlfriend"
echo "Birthday: Feb. 11"
;;
 
echo
echo "Not yet in database."
;;
 
esac
 
echo


Last edited by Franklin52; 11-15-2011 at 03:39 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags, thank you
# 4  
use while loop, for example, put your whole script in while loop

Code:
while true 
do
  your script here.
done

# 5  
tried that...however now the output flashes on the screen and disapears....
# 6  
because of this line

Code:
clear # Clear the screen.

remove it,
This User Gave Thanks to rdcwayx For This Post:
# 7  
works perfect now!!! thanks a lot!

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