Badly placed ()'s. - error

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


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

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
age="2 Months"
#if no argument
if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then
while getopts n:a:s:w:d opt
case "$opt" in
n) na="$OPTARG";;
a) age="$OPTARG";;
s) sex="$OPTARG";;
w) weight="$OPTARG";;
d) isdef=1;;
/?) help_ani;;

if [ $isdef -eq 0 ]
echo "Animal Name: $na, Age: $age, Sex: $sex, Weight: $weight (user define mode)"
na="Pluto Dog"
echo "Animal Name: $na, Age: $age, Sex: $sex, Weight: $weight (demo mode)"


# 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
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