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Old 10-12-2007
Badly placed ()'s. - error

Hi,

when I execute the below script, I am getting following error "Badly placed ()'s". can anyone please help me fix
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# Usage: ani -n -a -s -w -d
#
#
# help_ani() To print help
#

help_ani()
{
echo "Usage: $0 -n -a -s -w -d"
echo "Options: These are optional argument"
echo " -n name of animal"
echo " -a age of animal"
echo " -s sex of animal "
echo " -w weight of animal"
echo " -d demo values (if any of the above options are used "
echo " their values are not taken)"
exit 1
}
#
#Start main procedure
#
#
#Set default value for variable
#
isdef=0
na=Moti
age="2 Months"
sex=Male
weight=3Kg
#
#if no argument
#
if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then
help_ani()
fi
while getopts n:a:s:w:d opt
do
case "$opt" in
n) na="$OPTARG";;
a) age="$OPTARG";;
s) sex="$OPTARG";;
w) weight="$OPTARG";;
d) isdef=1;;
/?) help_ani;;
esac
done

if [ $isdef -eq 0 ]
then
echo "Animal Name: $na, Age: $age, Sex: $sex, Weight: $weight (user define mode)"
else
na="Pluto Dog"
age=3
sex=Male
weight=20kg
echo "Animal Name: $na, Age: $age, Sex: $sex, Weight: $weight (demo mode)"
fi
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THx

Amit
# 2  
Old 10-12-2007
I'm not sure what shell you're using but adding a space between function name and () sometimes helps.
# 3  
Old 10-12-2007
My shell is tcsh
# 4  
Old 10-12-2007
while calling the function dont use () . just call the function.
it will be :

if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then
help_ani
fi

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