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I would like to make a script that deletes a directory with rmdir after confirming with a password using read to set the variable.

So far I have this:

#!/bin/bash -x
echo "Password:"
read -t 30 S1
if [ $S1=$S2 ]; then
    rmdir /home/william/test
    echo "fail"
sleep 10

So, I have the -x to try to debug it but every time the script either fails to echo (if I put the password in wrong) or it wont remove the directory needed.

If someone has a modifiable script that I could use or if you could point out the problems with the current script that would be great.

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The right way to compare those two strings (S1 and S2) using if is:

if [ "$S1" = "$S2" ]

Do not be stingy in use spaces in this case.

See: http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-Guide/html/sect_07_01.html

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