[CentOS] [Fwd: [SOLVED] Re: How to test for '.' in a script]

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Thu Jul 28 21:25:38 UTC 2011




On Thu, July 28, 2011 14:30, James B. Byrne wrote:
> I am trying to check for a single period '.' in a shell variable.
>
> $ I=.
> $ echo $I
> .
> $ if [[ "$I" -eq '.' ]]; then echo true; fi
> -bash: [[: .: syntax error: operand expected (error token is ".")
>
.  .  .
>
> How does one check to see for this in a bash script?


Found it.

if [[ "$I" == './' ]]; then echo match; fi
match


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