[PLUG] How to test a string against a blank string in shell script

Shreerang Patwardhan patwardhan.shreerang at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 03:46:11 PDT 2010


Hey all,
    How do we compare a string with a blank string.
Example: String 1 = test
                String 2 =

I have written a small script. Can anyone guide me to the error; if any; in
it?

Script:

echo $1 $2

if [ "$2" -a "" ]
then
    echo 1
else
    echo 0
fi


Output:
Case I:

./test.sh 10 20
10 20
0

Case II:

./test.sh 10
10
0

Please help!!

Regards,
Shreerang Patwardhan.


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