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What you need to do then is tell us how, exactly, it's not working. What is it doing that you think it shouldn't, or not doing that you think it should? What is the exact output you get when you run it? And if you aren't using bash, what is the environment you're running it in?
It's pretty hard to tell you why something isn't working if you don't provide any information to diagnose the problem with.