Shell scripting question [newby]
jan.grant at bristol.ac.uk
Sun Apr 9 14:39:55 UTC 2006
On Sun, 9 Apr 2006, Malcolm Fitzgerald 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?
That syntax is correct for sh and bash; you're not running it, however.
Double-check that after you su to root, you're really running bash. That
error is what csh will tell you.
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