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Old 12-30-2004
Correcting script


I have for example a script/file:

+1 echo "toto"
+2 echo "abcdef
+3 echo "dqmsl" $r "dsqlfj"
+4 cat titi | tr \t' ';'
+5 exit


I try to find a solution who say:

The character " has been forgotten a the line 2
The character ' has been forgotten at the line 4

I don't know if you anderstand what I say, but if:
2 or 4 or 6 or 8 or ..... characters " in a line => It is OK
1 or 3 or 5 or 7 or ..... characters " in a line => ERROR! character forgotten

It is the same for ' and `

I think a grep solution exist to recupere the number of character but I don't find it....

Thinks for your help!!! Smilie

Last edited by Castelior; 12-30-2004 at 11:34 AM..
# 2  
Old 12-30-2004
Take a look at your usage of quotes in line 2. You never close the quotes.

Should be:

echo "abcdef"
You have a similar error in line 4
# 3  
Old 12-30-2004
I know this...

I search to do a script which correct my others scripts.
The previous script is a example of script with errors to understand what I want.
# 4  
Old 12-30-2004
Why not post your search script or at least the line(s) that is giving you problems. Are we supposed to guess what your code is doing? Smilie
# 5  
Old 12-30-2004
cat titi | tr \t' ';'

should be

cat titi | tr '\t' ';'
# 6  
Old 12-30-2004
If your beef is with quoting, take a look at this , this , and most definitely this.

# 7  
Old 12-30-2004
You can use the -n option to perform a syntax check for ksh and bash scripts, e.g...
bash -n script1

script1: line 3: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
script1: line 6: syntax error: unexpected end of file

Or you could use awk...
awk '
   BEGIN {
      FS = "[\042\047]"
   NF%2 == 0 {
      printf "%s: line %d: odd quotes: %s\n", FILENAME, NR, $0
' script1

script1: line 2: odd quotes: echo "abcdef
script1: line 4: odd quotes: cat titi | tr \t' ';'

Last edited by Ygor; 01-02-2005 at 12:16 AM..
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