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# 1  
If condition not working

Hi Gurus,

I have shell script in which i have to check if time is between to possible value or not. For that i am using following line of code

if [ "$ftime" -gt 01:00 && "$ftime" -lt 05:00 ]
then
echo 'Found In Between'
echo $ftime
fi
but when i am executing the script i am getting
test: ] missing
error.

Please help me to resolve this.

Thanks in Advance
Manish
# 2  
Hammer & Screwdriver helo

if [ "$ftime" -gt 01:00 -a "$ftime" -lt 05:00 ]
then
echo 'Found In Between'
echo $ftime
fi



You can use -a instead of &&
# 3  
mmm...
I think -gt, -lt, etc... are for integers and not for dates. At least in my AIX, where "man test" shows:
Code:
[...]
Integer1 -eq Integer2 Returns a True exit value if the Integer1 and Integer2
variables are algebraically equal. Any of the comparisons -ne, -gt, -ge, -lt,
and -le can be used in place of -eq.
[...]

# 4  
i do agree with u gril ,thanks for calrification

manish if u wish u can try with this

cut minutes and hours in two variables

hr=`time | cut -c 1-2`
mn=`date | cut -c 3-4`

then compare separately according to ur requirement
if [ hr -gt ?? -a hr -lt ?? ]
# 5  
Quote:
Originally Posted by NIMISH AGARWAL
manish if u wish u can try with this

cut minutes and hours in two variables

hr=`time | cut -c 1-2`
mn=`date | cut -c 3-4`

then compare separately according to ur requirement
if [ hr -gt ?? -a hr -lt ?? ]
Or (my pref) use ...

hr=`date +'%H'` (24hr format) //or// hr=`date +'%I'` (12hr format)
mn=`date +'%M'`
# 6  
May be this will help you

Hope the following will help you.

if [[ "$ftime" > "01:00"&&"$ftime" < "05:00" ]]; then
echo "$ftime"
fi
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