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Old 12-03-2013


My error only works for a or z or A or Z...

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It works longhand:-


From a cygwin session:-
AMIGA:~> while true; do read var; case "$var" in [abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz]) echo "Lower case alphabet $var" ;; [ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ]) echo "Upper case alphabet $var" ;; esac; done
Lower case alphabet a
Upper case alphabet A
Lower case alphabet f
Upper case alphabet F
Upper case alphabet K
Lower case alphabet k
Upper case alphabet Z
Lower case alphabet z

AMIGA:~> _

Last edited by wisecracker; 12-03-2013 at 11:16 AM.. Reason: See above...
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