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Old 11-01-2014, 05:47 AM   #1
linuxonbute
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Problem with for loop in bash


I have written this:
[code]
#!/bin/bash
uvccapture -m
for x in 1 2 3 4 5
uvccapture -m
sleep 5
done
[\code]
the uvccapture -m on line 2 runs but inside the loop it fails with the following error:
line 4: syntax error near unexpected token `uvccapture'

line 4: `uvccapture -m'

I cannot figure out why this happens. Any ideas please?
 
Old 11-01-2014, 05:59 AM   #2
linuxonbute
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Re Problem with for loop in bash

How stupid am I?
VERY
#!/bin/bash

uvccapture -m
for x in 1 2 3 4 5;
do
uvccapture -m
sleep 5
done
[\code]
works fine
 
  


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