Using If Statements In Bash

In this post I will show you how to use if statements in bash, you can do this directly in the prompt or in actual bash scripts. If statements basically run a command or part of your script if the condition is met.

You can check for conditions such as if a file or variable exists, if a variable is equal to, less than or greater than, and more. Below are a few quick examples of basic if statements.

Bash If Statements

You can also add another piece to the puzzle called else that will basically run a different command or part of your script if that condition isn’t met. Here is a quick example below.

Bash If Statement (Else)

Finally you can also add conditions to else by using elif instead, here is a simple example of using an elif in an if statement.

Bash If Statement (Elif)

I hope this quick and to the point guide has helped you learn how to use if statements, there is much more you can still do such as checking if a variable is set or if a file exists, etc. This was meant more to show you how to use an if statement in bash.

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