How to create a selection menu using the select statement in Bash shell -

We all very often use bash scripts to automatize boring and repetitive tasks. Sometimes in our scripts we need to ask the user to perform one or more choices interactively: in this tutorial we will see how to use the Bash shell select statement to perform such operation in very few lines of code.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to use the Bash select statement
  • How to customize the select menu prompt

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