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# 1  
Old 07-26-2009
comparing variables

im trying to compare ipaddresses. i loop through an array to see if the ip is already is in the array and if it is it should set a flag and then i wont add it to the array. but its just adding all the ipaddresses to the array

if [ "$ipaddress" = $ipAddresses[$i] ]
then

echo "IP FOUND"

ipFound=1
break 1
fi
# 2  
Old 07-26-2009
Why don't you try....

Code:
if [ "${ipaddress}" -eq ${ipAddresses[$i]} ]

instead of...

Code:
if [ "$ipaddress" = $ipAddresses[$i] ]

# 3  
Old 07-26-2009
I've been caught out this before but -eq is only for comparing integers, extract from test(1) manpage:
Code:
 INTEGER1 -eq INTEGER2
              INTEGER1 is equal to INTEGER2

# 4  
Old 07-27-2009
You either quote both sides or you dont quote.
Also while using arrays use the {}.
Code:
if [ "${ipaddress}" = "${ipAddresses[$i]}"

Also within your "if" echo the values to debug.
Code:
echo 'left='${ipaddress}
echo 'Right='${ipAddresses[$i]}

 

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