Script Error if ... then


 
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Script Error if ... then

I am trying to debug a script. I am getting the error following errors from the code listed below. I am working in Korn shell in a Sun Solaris UNIX environment.

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** Error Message **
****************
Code:
$ statreports.sh 0030 1327
./statreports.sh[29]: if[2:  not found
./statreports.sh[30]: syntax error at line 31 : `then' unexpected


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** Code Causing Error **
*******************
Code:
# Check if the second command argument is exists.
if["$#" < 2]
then
	((endTime = $startTime + 28800))		# Add 8 hours = 28800 seconds
.
.
.
fi

# 2  
put a space after the '[' and before the ']'
# 3  
The error still reads:

Code:
./statreports.sh[27]: if[:  not found
./statreports.sh[28]: syntax error at line 29 : `then' unexpected


Last edited by Nysif Steve; 09-19-2007 at 05:23 PM..
# 4  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nysif Steve
Code:
./statreports.sh[27]: if[:  not found

In addition to the other spaces it needs a space after the "if"
# 5  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nysif Steve
I am trying to debug a script. I am getting the error following errors from the code listed below. I am working in Korn shell in a Sun Solaris UNIX environment.

****************
** Error Message **
****************
Code:
$ statreports.sh 0030 1327
./statreports.sh[29]: if[2:  not found
./statreports.sh[30]: syntax error at line 31 : `then' unexpected


*******************
** Code Causing Error **
*******************
Code:
# Check if the second command argument is exists.
if["$#" < 2]


Commands (e.g., [) and shell keywords (e.g., if) must be surrounded by whitespace:
Code:
if [ "$#" < 2 ]

Quote:
Code:
then
	((endTime = $startTime + 28800))		# Add 8 hours
= 28800 seconds


More portable is:

Code:
endTime=$(( $startTime + 28800))

Quote:
Code:
.
.
.
fi

 

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