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Old 01-24-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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Can't determine error


sed: -e expression #1, char 31: unterminated `s' command

Does anyone know what might be causing this error message? It seems to also cause some strange empty files like sedTlU3nF and sedCrMjXk to be created. I get this error after adding some code to a script that is correct. The script runs ok even with the errors.
 
Old 01-24-2015, 10:15 PM   #2
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Seeing the command that you used would help us determine what caused that error.
Most likely, your sed command(s) in the script.
 
Old 01-25-2015, 04:03 AM   #3
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Well, the problem is exactly what the error message tells you. Remember that for a substitution in sed, the syntax is

's/pattern/replacement/',

assuming you're using '/' to separate parts in the command (you can use other characters, of course, but that isn't important here). If you missed out one of the '/' characters, you'd get the "unterminated command" message, so I'd at least check that.
 
Old 01-25-2015, 08:21 AM   #4
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Thanks. The problem is that I am not using a sed instruction in the new code inclusions. I have looked through the other sed instructions in the code and can't find anything wrong. I will go through them again.

What is even more confusing is that the script eventually stops creating the empty files and the error message goes away by itself. This morning there are no new bogus files and the error message is no longer being displayed.

This problem has been miraculously solved!
 
Old 01-25-2015, 08:30 AM   #5
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Possibly one of these 3 sed instructions is the problem:

sed 's/ / /g' $filePath/Prevstats.html > $filePath/temp.txt
sed '/No LSB/d' $filePath/templ.txt
sed -e 's/$/<br>/' $filePath/templ.txt >> $webpgpath/$webpgnm
 
  


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