bashrc configuration question: syntax error: unexpected end of file

Jerry gesbbb at
Tue Dec 9 14:42:56 PST 2008

On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 13:28:11 -0800
Noah <admin2 at> wrote:

>Hi there,
>I am unable to figure out why I am getting the following error:
>"-bash: /Users/user/.bashrc: line 10: syntax error: unexpected end of
>file localhost:~ user$"
>------------ Here are the relevant hask configuration files ------
>localhost:~ user$ cat .bash_profile
>if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
>      source ~/.bashrc
>localhost:~ user$ cat .bashrc
>#nc_fix() { sudo kill -9 $"(ps auxwww | grep [nN]cproxyd | awk '{print 
>$2}')" }
>nc_fix() { sudo kill -9 $(ps auxwww | grep "[nN]cproxyd" | awk '{print 
>$2}') }
># enable programmable completion features (you don't need to enable
># this, if it's already enabled in /etc/bash.bashrc and /etc/profile
># sources /etc/bash.bashrc).
>if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ]; then
>     . /etc/bash_completion
>localhost:~ user$
>--- snip ---

I once had a similar problem; however the line number given had nothing
to do with where the actual error was. In my case, I had a duplicate
';' I believe located in the file. You will probably have to go through
the file line by line to locate the problem. Perhaps commenting out
sections and seeing if the problem continues might help.

gesbbb at

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being. -- Benjamin Disraeli
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