A small unix tip today.
Do you want to continue ?
If you are expecting “y” or “n” but do not want to enforce the user to type y[Enter] but simply y, you can use the -n option in bash.
Within a ksh script:
yorn=$(bash -c 'read -p "Do you want to continue ? " -n 1 ans;echo "$ans"')
read -n 1 yorn