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Old 02-27-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
Nortekman
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Syntax error near unexpected token fi


Hello everyone, I am having trouble executing a script

When I try to, I get this: Line 31: Syntax error near unexpected token fi and Line 31: fi



if test $# = 0
then
echo
echo This script requires 1 argument
exit
fi

declare -i fileCount
declare -i dirCount
declare -i exeCount

fileCount=0
dirCount=0
exeCount=0

for i in $*
do
if test -f $1
then
fileCount=fileCount+1
fi
if test -d $1
then
dirCount=dirCount+1
fi
if test -x $1
then
exeCount=exeCount+1
fi
done
fi

echo Number of Files found=$fileCount
echo Number of Directories found=$dirCount
echo Number of Executable Files found=$exeCount

Last edited by Nortekman; 02-27-2009 at 10:49 AM.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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Looks like you have an extra "fi" after "done".
 
Old 02-27-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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You don't need the last 'fi'

Why don't you do it like that:

Code:
if test....
   .....
elif test ...
   ...
elif ...
   ...
elif ...
   ...
fi
 
Old 02-27-2009, 10:56 AM   #4
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Your last 'fi' does not match an 'if'.

next time please use the [ CODE ] [ /CODE ] tokens and indent your code, it will be easier to read.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 02-27-2009 at 10:57 AM.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 10:56 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MS3FGX View Post
Looks like you have an extra "fi" after "done".
I deleted it and it still gave the error message
 
Old 02-27-2009, 11:09 AM   #6
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Ok here it goes again:

Code:
 if test $# = 0
then
	echo
	echo This script requires 1 argument
	exit
fi

declare -i fileCount
declare -i dirCount
declare -i exeCount

	fileCount=0
	dirCount=0
	exeCount=0

for i in $*
do
        if test -f $1
	then
		fileCount=fileCount+1
	fi
	if test -d $1
	then
		dirCount=dirCount+1
	fi
	if test -x $1
	then 
		exeCount=exeCount+1
	fi
done
echo Number of Files found=$fileCount
echo Number of Directories found=$dirCount
echo Number of Executable Files found=$exeCount
I still get the same error message
 
Old 02-27-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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This shouldn't give any error and it doesn't for me.

You're missing some token that you haven't posted online.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #8
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Are you sure you are editing the same script that you are running? The posted script doesn't give any error on my system either.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 04:48 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone, it finally worked. I was editing the backup file, not the original one. The original one still had that extra 'fi'.
 
  


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