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select command in Linux with examples

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 27 May, 2019

select command in Linux is used to create a numbered menu from which a user can select an option. If the user enters a valid option then it executes the set of command written in select block and then ask again to enter a number, if a wrong option is entered it does nothing. If user enters nothing and simply press ‘enter‘ the option menu gets printed.


select NAME [in WORDS ... ;] do COMMANDS; done



  • help select : It displays help information.

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