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# 1  
Old 07-05-2006
Script not waiting for user responce

hi all,

Im fairly new to scripting and am having a noobish issue. Ive got a script that checks for certain directories and if they dont exist, prompts the user to do a mkdir. heres trouble spot in the script:


cat dirlsttemp.dat | while read dir; do

echo "$dir does not exist, would you like to create it now? (y or n)"
read responce
if [ $responce == "y" ];

then
mkdir $dir

else
echo "$dir has not been created"
fi
done
fi

what essentially happens is it does not wait for the responce and goes right to the else. i believe it has something to do with reading from the cat...but I dont know any other way to read that file line by line. Any solutions?
# 2  
Old 07-05-2006
Code:
#!/bin/ksh

for dir in $(< dirlsttemp.dat); do

    echo "$dir does not exist, would you like to create it now? (y or n)"
    read responce
    if [ $responce == "y" ]; then
       mkdir $dir
    else
       echo "$dir has not been created"
    fi
done

# 3  
Old 07-05-2006
Try this

for input_dir_row in `cat dirlsttemp.dat`
do

if [ -d $input_dir_row ]
then
echo "$input_dir_row exist"
else
echo "$dir does not exist would you like to create it now y or n"
read entry

if [ $entry -eq "y" ]
then
mkdir $input_dir_row
fi
fi
done
# 4  
Old 07-05-2006
thanks guys, that worked beautifully

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