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Old 09-19-2009
Unusual Problem

what is wrong with the below script:
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Code:
#!/bin/bash

echo "Setting JrePath..."
grep -w "export JrePath" /etc/profile
Export_Status=$?
if [ $Export_Status -eq 0 ]
  echo "JrePath declared"
elif [ $Export_Status -gt 0 ]
  echo "JrePath not declared"
  echo "export JrePath=/etc/alternatives/jre" >> /etc/profile
  echo "JrePath declared"
fi

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I am getting the following error:

Code:
jrepath: line 9: syntax error near unexpected token `elif'
jrepath: line 9: `elif [ $Export_Status -gt 0 ]'

Kindly help..

Last edited by Franklin52; 09-19-2009 at 12:31 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
# 2  
Old 09-19-2009
You're missing a 'then':
Code:
if [ $Export_Status -eq 0 ]
then
  echo "JrePath declared"
elif [ $Export_Status -gt 0 ]
then

# 3  
Old 09-19-2009
Excerpt from the bash manual:

Code:
The syntax of the if command is:

          if test-commands; then
            consequent-commands;
          [elif more-test-commands; then
            more-consequents;]
          [else alternate-consequents;]
          fi

Regards
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Old 09-19-2009
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