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    Copy the following shell that completes the following:

    echo Select a country from the following list:
    echo America, Italy, France, Germany
    read country

    case $country in
    [Aa]merica ) echo Ford; echo Perhaps;;
    [Ii]taly ) echo Ferarri;echo no;;
    [Ff]rance ) echo Peugeot ;echo no way;;
    [Gg]ermany ) echo Porsche ;echo yes;;


    Run the shell from above.

    Answer the following questions:
    - What is the purpose of the echo command?
    - In the case statement, why are the first letters both caps and lower case?
    - What does esac mean?

    Create your own shell that completes the following problem:
    - Ask the user their name.
    - Compare it to your name.
    - Give a reply that their response is either your name too or it is a nice name too.

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    The echo command is used to print something to the screen. In this case it is printing a prompt that is asking the user to enter their country.

    The first letters of each case in the case statement are enclosed in square brackets ([]) this means that either letter is accepted as a match. Since both an upper and lower case letter are in each ...

    Solution Summary

    In this solution I provide an explanation of the commands found in a simple shell script. I also write a new shell script that prompts the user for their name and prints a message.