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Old 01-14-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
deskjockey39
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syntax error near unexpected token


I am brand new at scripting and am having some trouble with syntax errors. I am trying to run a simple script game but get the follwing error: syntax error near unexpected token 'Y>'

Here is script, any help or advice is appreciated.

echo "You have entered the world of the Dragon Slayer"
echo " Do you wish to continue?"
read choice
if [ $choice = "Y" ]
then
echo "User chose Yes"
else
echo "User chose No"
fi

case "$choice" in
Y>
echo "Y chosen"
./dragonslayer1
;;
N>
echo "N chosen"
./dragonslayer2
;;
exit>
echo "You are leaving the lair!"
 
Old 01-15-2007, 04:50 AM   #2
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In your case statement, each choice should be followed by a right parenthesis, not an angle bracket (greater than sign). You have also forgotten to end your case statement with an esac.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 08:47 AM   #3
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That did the trick. Thank you for the help.
 
  


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