Craziness with if statement in bash shell

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You surely must have become mad with if statement in bash shell at some point. Like me now, with the trial-and-error method to figure out the syntax, I really hate the restriction of the syntax of the bash if statement.

My purpose is very simple: check if the string variable contains some substrings. for example, checking_fruits=”banana potato jerry grape lemon” and substrings are “banana”, “potato”, “grape”

Finally, I’ve found out the exact syntax as following:

if [[ $checking_fruits =~ "banana" ]] && [[ $checking_fruits =~ "potato" ]] && [[ $checking_fruits =~ "grape" ]] ; then
     echo "YEAH"
else
    echo "Oh NO"
fi

More important, I’ve also found out a very simple principle: make sure a single space (yes, only space. No tab please) exists among the elements of the if condition for everything to work happily together.

This is just insanely complicated!

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