Help! Need "File exist check" and line count

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Help! Need "File exist check" and line count


I've been stuck with this for a few days now Smilie, so I'm hoping someone out there might be kind enough to help me.

I need to do a "file exist" check with a variable in the file name. After that I need to do a line count on the file, and output its results to a txt file.

For simplicity/compliance reasons, I have simplified all my paths and file names. Also the txt file has already been created, hence the ">>" instead of ">"

Right now I'm getting a "bad substitute" error for the first line "if [ -f "/path/File_${CUR_DATE).rtf" ]; then" in the code below.

HOMEDIR= "/mypath"
YEST_DATE=$(TZ=EST+24 date +%Y%m%d)
CUR_DATE=$(date "+%Y%m%d")
if [ -f "/path/File_${CUR_DATE).rtf" ]; then
     echo "file found with today's date" >> $HOMEDIR/file.txt
     echo " " >> $HOMEDIR/file.txt
     echo "Records in file:" >> $HOMEDIR/file.txt
     echo wc -l < "/path/File_${CUR_DATE)" >> $HOMEDIR/file.txt
elif [ -f "/path/File_${YEST_DATE).rtf" ]; then
     echo "file found with yesterday's date" >> $HOMEDIR/file.txt
     echo " " >> $HOMEDIR/file.txt
     echo "Records in file:" >> $HOMEDIR/file.txt
     echo wc -l < "/path/File_${YEST_DATE).rtf" >> $HOMEDIR/file.txt
     echo "file not found" >> $HOMEDIR/file.txt

Please someone grace me with their expertise, it is very much appreciated!

Best regards,


Last edited by Franklin52; 10-24-2012 at 03:55 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples
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Originally Posted by ronan1219

Right now I'm getting a "bad substitute" error for the first line "if [ -f "/path/File_${CUR_DATE).rtf" ]; then" in the code below.
See those brackets.. marked in Red..
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can you execute your script with -x and post the output here

 #!/bin/ksh -x

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as suggested by pamu, there is a mistake in the brackets.
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Pamu and itkamaraj- IT WORKS!

I feel so silly that such a simple error has been driving me nuts. Thanks for helping a noob out guys :-)

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