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Help with BASH IF statement

Discussion in 'Shell Script' started by woodson2, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. woodson2

    woodson2 New Member

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    I have a useradd bash script which requests the user enter an e-mail address for the user being created. This is so the user receives his username/password in an e-mail when his/her account is created.

    Currently this part of the code is very simple:

    echo Enter the users e-mail address
    read ADDRESS

    What i'm finding is that sometimes when the operators run the script they are entereing blank information. How can I put a if statement in place that enforces they enter an e-mail address format.

    I tried the following code but it doesn't work. The idea was to at least verify they are using the @ symbol.

    string=@
    if [[ $string != "@" ]] ; then
    echo You have entered an invalid e-mail address!
    exit 1
    else
    do something
     

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