Visit The New, Modern Unix Linux Community

cygwin shell script error

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting cygwin shell script error
# 1  
cygwin shell script error


I have a cywin test script as below but errors,

while [ 1 != 0 ]
   echo "123"
   echo "456"

sh-3.2$ ./
./ line 7: syntax error: unexpected end of file

Please help...


Last edited by zaxxon; 02-17-2010 at 06:23 AM.. Reason: use code tags
# 2  
while [ 1 -ne 0 ]

# 3  
Because you are editing on Windows and the line feeds are different on Windows and Unix you have to use dos2unix on that file before running it (dos2unix
# 4  

Thank you all very much. It works!


Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #468
Difficulty: Medium
Both Ethernet and IPv4 use an all-zeros broadcast address to indicate a broadcast packet.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Execute a shell script in UNIX server from Cygwin

Hi All, We have shell scripts in UNIX ( Sun OS ) server. Also in my windows machine i have Cygwin installed. Now is there a way to execute Shell script available in UNIX server from Cygwin? (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: Girish19
4 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Cygwin shell script

I have a file with below format : 2013-05-20 hello has done 2013-05-20 hi 000abc abc 2013-05-21 thank you I want the out put to be like this : 2013-05-20 hello has done 2013-05-20 hi 000abc abc 2013-05-21 thank you What I could think of is something like this : cat... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: Sparta
7 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

cygwin executable shell scripts

Hello, Cygwin will execute a shell script without turning on executable status on the file. I want to force cygwin to be more like linux and not execute scripts directly on the command line unless changing mode to have executable status. Is this possible? Thanks Larry (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: larrye0123
2 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Running shell script in Cygwin terminal

I am new to shell scripting. I tried to run a simple shell script using Cygwin terminal in Win XP env. The script I have written is as follows - #!/bin/bash a=5 ] && echo "true" || echo "false" But when I execute the script, getting some confusing error. The error I am getting are - ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: linux_learner
3 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Cygwin-shell script

hi, I am using Cygwin for running the shell script. If i execute the following command at the prompt output is obtained. grep echo * The same i have put in a file and when am trying to execute it is throwing error. echo "Starting command..........." grep echo * ... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: flamingo_l
9 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Execute a shell with cygwin

Hi everybody, I would like to execute a shell in windows. So I installed Cygwin but I got this message : $ sh / start % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 0 ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: mytrax
4 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

cygwin scp script error

I'm using cygwin scp to copy a file down from a AIX server to my laptop. I've got he script working from the command line. The file I'm copying is Processed.Apr21 and I'm copying it to /event_transfer folder on my laptop. scp username@ (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: cav.turbo
3 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Error in Cygwin

Hi, I am trying to execute a Shell script file. The file has the following commands. #Return today's log file LOG_DATE=`date +%d_%b_%Y`.log echo $LOG_DATE #Return last modified date of the Log File FILE_MOD_DATE=`date -r $LOG_DATE` echo $FILE_MOD_DATE If I execute the... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: AnneAnne
6 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Cygwin shell not coming up

Hi, I installed Cygwin y'day on Win XP SP2. The install went fine but when I clicked on Cygwin's shortcut to invoke its shell, it didn't come up.....was just opening for a fraction of second and then closed. Can anyone please advise? Regards er_ashu (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: er_ashu
6 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Problem with scheduling a shell script on cygwin using cron

Hi, Before I start, I would like to inform that, I went through all FAQs and other threads before posting here. I 'm trying to schedule a shell script on cygwin using cron. No matter what I do I don't seem to get the cron job executing my bash script. My script is echo `date` >... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: shash
4 Replies

Featured Tech Videos