I need to check if the variable has value of string which starts with specified substring.
In Python it would be something like this:
foo = 'abcdef'
It's very simple but looks a bit odd:
if [[ "$foo" == abc* ]]; then ...
One would assume that ksh would expand the pattern with the files in the current directory but instead, it does pattern matching. You need the
[[, though. Single
[ won't work. The quotes are not strictly necessary if there are no blanks in