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Old 05-05-2016, 03:37 PM   #1
tiffney2018
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"Line 7 : syntax error near unexpected token ')' and Line 7: "option 1-?")"


Hello my name is Tiffney,
I am brand new to Linux and working on an assignment for school. I am writing a script with a loop. The outcome of my script should look like this:

[tiffney2018@fedori FinalProject]$ bash MenuProject
1) Option 1 -?
2) Option 2 -?
3) Option 3 - ?
4) Quit
Please enter your choice:

Instead my end result is:

error message:
"Line 7 : syntax error near unexpected token ')'
"Line 7: "option 1-?")"

My script is below: Any help is appreciated.

#!/bin/bash
PS3='Please enter your choice:'
options=('Option 1 - ?" "Option 2 - ?" "Option 3 - ?" "Quit")
select opt in "\${options[@]}"
do
case/$opt in
"Option 1 - ?")
echo "you chose option 1"
;;
"Option 2 - ?")
echo "you chose option 2"
;;
"Option 3 - ?")
echo "you chose option 3"
;;
"Quit")
break
;;
*)echo invalid option;;
esac
done
EOF
 
Old 05-05-2016, 03:46 PM   #2
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case/$opt in

should not have the /, but a space.

The reason line 7 is the error is that the command parsing didn't detect the error until then. Backing up a token at a time shows the error.

things would be easier to read using the code /code blocks - that preserves the indentation.

Last edited by jpollard; 05-05-2016 at 03:49 PM.
 
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:32 PM   #3
arizonagroovejet
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The script you've posted doesn't generate the error you've posted without a different error being fixed first. When the error you posted is fixed, a different error becomes apparent.

Did you copy/paste your actual script in to your post or type it all out?

Check your quotes and currency unit representations.

Also as already suggested, put your code blocks, it makes it a lot easier to read. Look for # button in toolbar when composing.
 
Old 05-05-2016, 08:50 PM   #4
tiffney2018
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Thank you jpollard that was it.
I spent 5 days trying to figure out where I went wrong!
Greatly appreciated.

Forgive me for my ignorance, I am trying to learn so much at once.
In both reply's code blocks were suggested, this is not a term I am familiar with, however would like to
incorporate your advise when I am writing script. I will search the forum for more information on code blocks.
 
Old 05-05-2016, 08:58 PM   #5
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Code blocks are identified by "[ code ]" (without the spaces), and "[ /code ]" (again without the spaces), with the programming code inside.
 
Old 05-07-2016, 04:35 PM   #6
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code blocks are for the forums, not for your script!
please see my signature.
 
  


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