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Re: How to match pattern in bash?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: How to match pattern in bash?
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:02:32 -0700
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On 02/22/2011 08:24 PM, Peng Yu wrote:
> Suppose that I have a variable $x, I want to test if the content of $x
> match the pattern 'abc*'. If yes, then do something. (The operator ==
> doesn't match patterns, if I understand it correctly.)
> Is there such a build-in feature in bash? Or I have to rely on some
> external program such as perl to test the pattern matching?

case $x in abc*) ... ;; esac

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
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