[clug] sh scripts and =~ in csh

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Tue Sep 11 06:39:51 GMT 2007

On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 12:32:31PM +1000, Andrew Janke wrote:
> Just "sh-ifying" and old csh script that has been lying about and
> cannot for the life of me remember the equivalent of this in sh...
> set answer = "yes"
> if ("$answer" =~ y*) then
>    dostuff
> endif
> ie: what is the equivalent of =~?

Is this "sh-ifying" or "bash-ifying". Because my bash manpage lists a
=~ operator, as well as stating that == and != work on patterns also.
So possibly:

if [ "$answer" == "y*" ] ; then

Hope this helps,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to litigate.
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