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ternary operator


From: Ian Macdonald
Subject: ternary operator
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 01:54:07 -0700
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Hi,

The bash man page lists the ternary operator:

expr?expr:expr

However, I can't figure out how one is supposed to use it in bash.

I would expect it to be analagous to the same operator in C:

$ [ foo = 1 ] ? echo yes : echo no
bash: [: missing `]'

but this is clearly not what bash is expecting.

What am I missing?

Ian
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