STRING1 = STRING2 (conditional operator)

true if the strings are equal.

Bash also allows using ==, but this operator is not included in POSIX. Use = for POSIX compatibility.

Integers are compared with -eq.

Bash

This operator uses pattern matching within a [[ ... ]] construct.

Examples

Different ways to test if two strings are equal:
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test "$name" = "Jane" && echo "it's Jane!"
[ "$name" = "Jane" ] && echo "it's Jane!"
# Bash
[[ "$name" = "Jane" ]] && echo "it's Jane!"
[[ "$name" = "Jan"* ]] && echo "it's Jan or Jane!"
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