Re: OT: Script to add line to file if it doesn't exist



On 07.04.2010 23:56, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:
On 04/07/2010 05:45 PM, Mart Frauenlob wrote:

#!/bin/sh
grep -w "fred" file || printf "%s\n" "fred">>file



Why not simply use
echo "fred" >> file
for the second command?


1: I'm used to it.

2: saving me typing (quick web search):
http://unix.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/comp.unix.shell/2006-12/msg00934.html

I know the example of the OP is simple, but most likely 'fred' will
become a variable.


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