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Re: shell script error



Hello,

If my shell programming is as good as I hope, you need the following:

if [ ! -z `/bin/cat /tmp/BACKUP/tmp | /bin/grep 'not accepted'` ] ; then
echo hi; else echo no; fi

The -z will apply the the output of the entire line, after the grep. I
am sure if I am wrong, someone will be sure and educate us both and make
us better shell programmers. 

Very Respectfully,
Cesar Covarrubias

On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 12:00 -0600, Steven Buehler wrote:
> I hope this is the right list to ask this on.  I am creating a shell script
> for something and the following line (whether run from the script or the
> command line) gives me an error:
> if [ ! -z /bin/cat /tmp/BACKUP/tmp | /bin/grep 'not accepted' ] ; then echo
> hi; else echo no; fi
> 
> Gives me the following error
> -------------
> -bash: [: missing `]'
> grep: ]: No such file or directory
> no
> -------------
> 
> If I run the command like the following, it works just fine:
> /bin/cat /tmp/BACKUP/tmp | /bin/grep 'not accepted'
> 
> Any help would be appreciated.
> 
> Thanks
> Steve
> 



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