unexpected operator .sh error

Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
Tue Jun 1 02:27:59 UTC 2010

On Tue, 1 Jun 2010, Aiza wrote:

> Added some code to a .sh script.
> When I run the script works but issues this message
> [: =: unexpected operator
> No line number telling where to look.
> I am not ever sure its talking about.
> IS [: whats wrong or =:

I'd guess that what you added includes something like
   if [ x=y ]

The open-square-bracket, [, is another name for test. IIRC the equal sign 
is not valid in that context.

Can you post the 'before' and 'after' versions of that part of your 
script? It would help us in determining what the problem is.

Chris Hill               chris at monochrome.org
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