[kwlug-disc] Outsmarted by bash && if
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Apr 8 04:36:06 EDT 2010
On Wed, 7 Apr 2010, John Johnson wrote:
> At 21:39 2010-04-07, you wrote:
> > Is the space before the ";" relevant?
> While my bash work was years ago, I think the ";" itself may be an issue.
> When placed before the "then" the semicolon terminates the following construct
> if <condition> then statement ;
> The semicolon essentially becomes a null statement
no, it's just a statement separator. i use it all the time so i can
if blah ; then
rather than the more verbose
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Kernel Pedantry.
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