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Posted on 2006-11-30
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Hello, I want to run these commands in a bash shell script

rug service-list
rug refresh
rug list-updates
---ask root here---
rug update  (*)

Before (*) is executed I want to ask the user (mostlikely root), if he agrees (some press "y" to execute question)
If anything else is pressed like "n" (*) command should be skip and that batch file finished.

Reason: "rug list-updates" gives me a list all new updates and there might be a reason to skip the automatic update.

This is for SLES 10 yum update proxy.

Thank you,
Tolomir
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sunnycoder earned 800 total points
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Hi Tolomir,

echo -n "do you wish to continue (y/n)?"
read var

#use $var here to determine your actions
if [ "$var" = "n" ]
then
      echo "you entered n"
else
      echo "you did not enter n"
fi

Cheers!
sunnycoder
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ID: 18052053
Cool, thank you.

Tolomir
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