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sh file if statement for user input Y/N

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Hi i have created an sh script and need to create an if statement for user input Y or N,

i have tried the following

echo -n "Do you wish to move this file to the tmp directory?[Y/N]: "
read movefile

echo
if [$movefile == Y]; then
        echo "Moving File to tmp"
else
        echo "you can download the file from "
fi


please can someone correct this for me as when i run the script i get the responce

Do you wish to move this file to the tmp directory?[Y/N]: Y

./search_with_ref_input.sh: line 19: [Y: command not found
you can download the file from

thanks in advance
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if [ "$movefile" =  "Y" ]: then ...

Note the spaces and the quotes!

wmp
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Sorry, there must be a semicolon ; following ] !

Those tiny Smartphone keys ...
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Thanks you so much for the quick response worked perfectly
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