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Re: Bash: testing a variable

I am sorry I found myself in the wrong thread ... so discard

Am 09.07.21 um 22:25 schrieb Greg Wooledge:
On Fri, Jul 09, 2021 at 01:54:19PM -0600, Charles Curley wrote:
I'd like to check two things:

* Whether a given path is not already in the $PATH variable

* Whether the given path already exists

If both are true, I'd like to add the given path to the $PATH variable.
add_path_maybe() {
  local p i

  if [[ $1 != /* ]]; then
    echo "refusing to consider a directory that doesn't begin with /" >&2
    return 1

  if [[ ! -d $1 ]]; then
    echo "directory '$1' does not exist" >&2
    return 1

  IFS=: read -ra p <<< "$PATH"
  for i in "${p[@]}"; do
    if [[ $i = "$1" ]]; then
      return 0


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