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Old 08-16-2004, 04:00 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.

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Old 08-16-2004, 06:50 PM   #17
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The advanced bash scripting guide is a good online resource:
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html

If you need something a little more basic try the Bash Guide for Beginners:
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginne...tml/index.html
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:19 PM   #18
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JLM-TOC,

2) the history exansion problem you describe is real, but is only concerning interactive shells. Shell scripts shouldn't be affected.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 05:20 AM   #19
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Cool [bash] new to bash, having problems debugging.

oops posted in wrong place.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 05:13 AM   #20
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Quote:
sh, ksh, and bash don't allow unquoted spaces in shell-variable assignments.
So:
FILES=/usr/local/rpm /etc/samba /etc/httpd
will set FILES to "/usr/local/rpm" and then try to execute:
/etc/samba /etc/httpd
You can also put some '\' before the space to say "don't take care about what's following"
So you'll have:
FILES=/usr/local/rpm\ /etc/samba /etc/httpd

Sorry for my bad english :S
 
Old 06-02-2013, 06:32 AM   #21
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Just to warn everyone, this is 9 year old necro-thread.

In the future, please consider whether what you want to add is important enough to justify re-opening a long-dead thread. Thanks.

While I'm here, I'm going to add my own comment though, and say that lists of filenames should not be stored in a single variable anyway. Always use arrays when you have multiple related strings to operate on.

Code:
files=( /usr/local/rpm /etc/samba /etc/httpd  )
printf 'This is file: %s\n' "${files[@]}"
 
Old 10-08-2013, 10:28 AM   #22
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Question I also have a similar question about 'fi'

INSTDIR=/home/wdy/Download
if [ -d $(INSTDIR) ];\
then\
cp myapp $(INSTDIR);\
chmod a+x $(INSTDIR)/myapp;\
chmod og-w $(INSTDIR)/myapp;\
echo "Installed in $(INSTDIR)";\
else\
echo "sorry,$(INSTDIR) does not exist";\
fi



run it and the error:syntax error near unexpected token 'fi'
but why? ican not find the reason.
 
  


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