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How would I write a script for  the scriptfile "puzzlescript"  to make the gotchascript echo back "gotcha" ?  The idea here is to set up the first script named gotcha so that when $sum and $rightsum are equal the script will echo back gotcha.  It is set up to look at and execute the scriptfile 'puzzlescript'  to see if its value is equal to $rightsum.  Puzzlescript is set up in another part of the directory and has to be written in such a way that when the gotchascript comes to run it, it triggers the echo gotcha from the gotchascript.

#!/bin/bash
#gotchascript

if [ ~/puzzle ]
then
sum=` ~/puzzle 5 10 20 $$`
rightsum=`expr 35 + $$`
if [ $sum -eq $rightsum ]
then
echo gotcha
echo
fi

What I've come up with so far is,

#!/bin/bash
#puzzlescript

sum=`expr 5 + 10 + 20 + $$`
echo $sum

but it won't cause the echo gotcha from the gotchascript
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Question by:alphaomega232
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by:jolbe13
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I cant really get your point. Can you be more explicit.
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ahoffmann earned 2000 total points
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beside the missing fi statements, it would be a rare case that your script prints "gotcha", probably if your machine has a high load *and* you have plenty of time to wait ...

Both scripts use $$ to compute a number, which then is compared, that will not work.
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