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Old 02-18-2008
Issue with the shell script

hi , this script was devloped by somebody whome I dont know way back
# cat
# This is a simple shell script that will start an application in
# the background and restart the application if it stops. Upon
# termination an email message is sent and the app is restarted by
# default. To disable automatic restart, the script may be started
# with the '-x' command line argument. (Actually, any command line
# argument should have that effect.) Start the app with the nohup
# command allow it to run after logging out.
# Instructions:
# 1. Set the variables in the next section for your environment.
# 2. Ensure that the script is executable by all (chmod 755 scriptname).
# 3. Ensure that the script is installed on a host with a mail server.
# 4. Syntax: nohup -x & (The -x is optional)
# Copyright (c) 2007, Genesys Professional Services. All rights reserved.
# Thank you for choosing Genesys Professional Services.

# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Do not modify anything on the left of the equal sign.

# Set the email subject

# Set a brief email message
set MESSAGE = "UCID terminated."

# Set the email recipient; separate multiple addresses with commas
set RECIPIENT = ""

# Set the absolute path to the application
set APPLICATION = "/gcti/UCIDPrimary/UCID-1.6.0/bin/UCID start"

# Set the application name (used by ps command)

# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

set STATE=0
While ($STATE=1)
sleep 5
set COUNT = `ps -ef | grep -c $APPNAME`
if ($COUNT > 1) then
set STATE=1
echo $MESSAGE | mailx -s "$SUBJECT" $RECIPIENT
if ($#argv == 0) then
sleep 1
goto start
echo Terminating script ...


on doing a test run this is the error it gives
# sh -x -x &
[1] 4354244
+ set MESSAGE = UCID terminated.
+ set APPLICATION = /gcti/UCIDPrimary/UCID-1.6.0/bin/UCID start
+ start:[46]: start:: not found.
+ set STATE=0[49]: 0403-057 Syntax error at line 49 : `(' is not expected.

line 49 is the while loop line , please let me know why is this error coming
# 2  
Old 02-18-2008
My guess is that:

1. The while should be while not While. (might be a typo that sneaked in when you pasted the code here)
2. Its a C-shell script (#!/bin/csh). But you're executing it with sh.
3. In csh the comparison operator is == not =
# 3  
Old 02-19-2008
Thanks ....appreciate your help.
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