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# 1  
Old 12-06-2007
to check variable if its non numeric

if test $b -ne [0-9]
then
echo "\n\n\n\tPassword reset has been done successfully"
else
echo "\n\n\n\tAn error occurred"
fi

i want to check whether $b is non-numeric so how to do that?
# 2  
Old 12-06-2007
Code:
case "$b" in 
[0-9] ) 
        echo numeric 
        ;;
* ) 
        echo alpha 
        ;;
esac

# 3  
Old 12-06-2007
Thanx porter but in this case i would like to use if then instead of case. Damn! two many cases. lolz
# 4  
Old 12-06-2007
Put the case in a function called isnumeric, then use if to call the function.
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