Shell scripting question [newby]
ldrada at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 11:25:06 UTC 2006
On 4/9/06, Malcolm Fitzgerald <mfitzgerald at pacific.net.au> wrote:
> I'm trying to follow the instructions at
> At point four it offers this shell script.
> cut -f 1 -d '$' /usr/local/freebsd-update/work/md5all | uniq |
> while read X; do
> if [ -f $X ]; then echo $X; fi;
> done | sort > /root/base-old
> Running this from root shell in konsole (bash) I get "while: Expression
> Syntax". The various hints and clues I get from the shell, the web and
> man bash haven't helped me. Would someone provide the correct syntax
> for me?
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Are you sure it shouldnt be "$X" instead of "X" in the while clause?
I dont know, never tried bash scripting before :)
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