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Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

You can easily accept user provided input in bash by using the read command in bash for Linux and OS X. Here, we’ll echo out a choice to a user in a script, read the output into a variable called yn and then echo out the response: echo "Please enter y or n: " read yn echo "You chose wrong: $yn" Here, we used echo to simply write out what was chosen in the input. But we could also take this a little further and leverage a case statement to then run an action based on the choice selected: read -p "Should the file extension change warning be disabled (y/n)? " yn case ${yn:0:1} in y|Y ) defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool false echo "The warning has been disabled" ;; * ) defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool true echo "The warning has been enabled" ;; esac The options when scripting are pretty much infinite and chances are, if you’ve written any scripts, you’ll know of a better way to do this than how I’ve always done it. One of the great things about scripting is the fact that there’s always a better way. So feel free to throw any of your examples into the comments!

July 28th, 2015

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Ubuntu, Unix

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