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Old 05-05-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
mattyspatty
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syntax error near unexpected token `


/csgo: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `in
/csgo: line 1: `case "$1" in

i am making a script so i can easily stop/start/restart my CS server. i found some on the web and mashed em together to create this:
Code:
case "$1" in
	start)
		echo "STARTING SERVER...  use   screen -x CSSERV to view, ctrl-a + D to return"
		screen -A -m -d -S CSSERV ./hlds_run +maxplayers 12 +map de_dust +port 27015 -autoupdate
	;;
	stop)
		echo "STOPPING SERVER...  "
		screen -r CSSERV -X quit
	;;
	restart)
		./csgo stop
		./csgo start
	;;
	*)
		echo "Invalid command!"
	exit 2
esac
exit 0
now i understand this its pretty basic, but i wasnt so sure about the switch/case :S esac? (case backwards?)

anyway, this is a bit of an arse and any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!

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Old 05-05-2006, 05:22 PM   #2
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I haven't tried to run your script, but that error looks like your case statement is on line 1 of your script - have you tried it with the script interpreter added? Something like:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
case "$1" in
# The rest of the script goes here
 
Old 05-05-2006, 05:30 PM   #3
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hmm, that gave me a bad interpreter error, i looked in my bin dir and there is no SH file!
 
Old 05-05-2006, 05:41 PM   #4
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Hmm, works for me. I copied and pasted it as is, and runs as expected. How are you invoking it? Try adding this:

#!/bin/bash

at the beginning, since /bin/sh didn't work.
 
Old 05-05-2006, 05:47 PM   #5
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still same error.

the script isnt in the root DIR, and i will be executing it from ROOT/home/hlds_1 does this matter while trying to find the file? (as i checked bash DOES exist)

i go to that dir and use ./csgo start to execute, this returns my error.

btw thanks for quick replies
 
Old 05-05-2006, 07:27 PM   #6
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If you copied and pasted from a website you might some windows control codes in there so try writing it out from scratch and make sure file format is unix.

You could also try

#! /path/to/bash

make sure you put the leading /
 
Old 05-06-2006, 06:55 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zaichik
Hmm, works for me. I copied and pasted it as is, and runs as expected. How are you invoking it? Try adding this:

#!/bin/bash

at the beginning, since /bin/sh didn't work.

because it worked for zaichik... I was thinking that your interpreter or compiler is missing something and doesn't recognize the case... while I don't think that's the case... just try re-installing the compiler/interpreter
 
Old 05-06-2006, 07:08 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dive
If you copied and pasted from a website you might some windows control codes in there so try writing it out from scratch and make sure file format is unix.
This is actually a very promising explanation. Even if it wasn't copied from a webpage, if you typed it up on a Windows box and then uploaded it, the problem likely is the file format. Yes, text is text...but there are difference bewteen *nix and Windows, especially in newlines.

Be sure you have opened the script up with a text editor on the server to check for hidden characters. Even if you don't write out the whole thing from scratch, at least rewrite the first line--but do it in-place, on the server, rather than on a Windows box and then uploading.

And just so that there is no confusion, put the sha-bang line as the first line:

#!/bin/bash

No spaces in that. That way, there is no question what the interpreter is (although it looks like bash reporting the errors to me...)

Last edited by zaichik; 05-06-2006 at 07:09 AM.
 
Old 05-07-2006, 06:19 PM   #9
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yay works. thx alot
 
  


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