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# 1  
Old 11-11-2012
Is is possible to pass multiple entries in PS3 select ?

PS3="Enter corresponding number and hit enter:"
select DIR in `cat mylist`  QUIT
if [ -z "$DIR" ]
if [ -d "$mysource/$DIR" ]; then
my commands .....               

The above will return something like below :

Select from the list of choices
1) 595
2) 596
3) 597
4) 598

Is there a way i can make it possible to enter multiple choices like 1, 2 . .?
# 2  
Old 11-11-2012
Originally Posted by ningy
. . .
The above will return something like below :

Select from the list of choices
1) 595
2) 596
3) 597
4) 598
It won't. It will display
1) 595
2) 596
3) 597
4) 598
Enter corresponding number and hit enter:

Where and how do you want multiple choices to show up?
# 3  
Old 11-11-2012
That correct. So from the display i can choose only one option at a time like 1 then 2 and 3 etc..

But my question was if its possible to enter multiple choices like 1, 2 .. at one go?
# 4  
Old 11-11-2012
Ah, got you. Sorry for my misunderstanding. I can't give a terminal answer, but to my knowledge that's not possible with select. Unless some other guy can show you a tricky solution, you need to do this kind of selection with echo and read.
# 5  
Old 11-11-2012
sure, evaluate $REPLY (don't use DIR).
REPLY is set to the "reply" entered by the user.
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