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Old 02-18-2005
cant get the right exit message

#!/bin/ksh
application task run command //returns 0 if successful
if [$? eq 0]; then echo "Ran Fine"
else echo "Didnt run"
fi


When I run the script, here is the output
Status code = 0
ksh: [0: not found.
Job didnt run


any suggestions?
# 2  
Old 02-18-2005
Code:
pwd
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Ran Fine"
else echo "Didnt run"
fi

# 3  
Old 02-18-2005
I still get the same error. Why do we need to put hyphen infront of operator?

script executed
#!/bin/ksh
application task run command //returns 0 if successful
if [$? -eq 0]; then echo "Ran Fine"
else echo "Didnt run"
fi


ouput:
Status code = 0
ksh: [0: not found.
Didnt run
# 4  
Old 02-18-2005
You are missing spaces after the "[" and preceeding the "]". This is the required syntax.

Please look carefully at the previous response.
Code:
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Ran Fine"
else echo "Didnt run"
fi

Quote:
Why do we need to put hyphen infront of operator?
You'll have to ask the folks who designed the shell on this question. It's just simply required.

Thomas
# 5  
Old 02-18-2005
Thanks Guys Smilie

hyphen was needed before 'eq' since the operands were numericals
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