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Case exe.

#!/bin/ksh
temp_editfile=.
CWD=1
case $temp_editfile in
        /*)
                 editfile=temp_editfile
                 echo "this is slash with something else"
                 ;;
        ~*)
                 editfile=temp_editfile
                  echo "this is tilda with something else"
                 ;;
         *)      editfile=$CWD cat temp_editfile
                  echo "this will do concatetion"
                ;;
esac
echo $editfile



Is there any errors in the files? I can't execute it. thanks

the file name is justforfun. the output:
*******************************
/home/karen $ justforfun /ksh

/home/karen $
********************************

1. is this the correct way to pass in the argument?
2. why didn't the (/ksh) enters the case function?

3. how can i compare a variable and an exclamation mark?
   eg. if [ "$variable" == "!" ]


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joolsCommented:
what happens when you try to execute it?

do
 
ksh -x scriptname

and post the output here.
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ahoffmannCommented:
~*  will not work in case as (you might) expected.
The shell expands the tilde to the directory name when you use it in your assignment.

Please tell us what in particular is not working.
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karencckAuthor Commented:
/home/karen $ justforfun \ksh

/home/karen $

it seems like there are no ouptut. it didn't enter the case function
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ahoffmannCommented:
please post results of jool's suggestion
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joolsCommented:
ksh -x would show us exactly what the script was doing, looking at your script example, do you need to use;

    temp_editfile=$1

We will be able to assist easier if ksh -x output is posted.

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karencckAuthor Commented:
sorry for the late reply. thanks jools
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