Thread: Bash Script Q

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    Question Bash Script Q

    I have a script which, in part, does this...
    • 1. Read in the first command line argument.
    • 2a. If the argument looks like an absolute path (starts with '/'?), follow code path a.
    • 2b. If the argument looks like a relative path (doesn't start with '/'?), follow code path b.

    So... I probably just haven't thrown enough time at it, but how the heck do I make this distinction? I know I could just look at the first character in the argument, but how do I do that?
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    Scroll down to the "regex" bit
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