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Old 11-12-2007
Cygwin - Buggy?

I am writing a bash script and it seems I can't get a simple conditional loop to work. Can someone please let me know why this does not work?

echo " "
echo "Searching other files..."
#grep -l $0 testOutput_works.txt
for x in `cat acct.txt` ; do
echo $x

The acct.txt is just a simple file containing:

This is the error message I get:

Searching other files... line 5: syntax error near unexpected token `$'do\r''
' line 5: `for x in `cat acct.txt` ; do

Is this an issue with Cygwin or the script? I can't get this script to run successfully. I have the latest version of Cygwin.

Thanks in advance for everyone's help!
# 2  
Old 11-12-2007
Works fine for me. Looks like you may have some hidden character in the file.
Do a hex or octal dump of the file to see if this is the case.
# 3  
Old 11-12-2007
Originally Posted by SSims
Seeing as you are using cygwin, are you using files which have CR/LF line terminators instead of the UNIX standard of LF?

If you open the file using notepad.exe and the file looks "right" then the file has CR/LF not LF.
# 4  
Old 11-12-2007
Oh wow, I was using TextPad. Is there a Windows Editor I can use instead? I'm not ready to start learning an editor.

Thanks for the feedback!
# 5  
Old 11-12-2007
A tool called dos2unix (or dos2ux) may be available for you to use to convert DOS newlines to UNIX (ie. strip off the extra \r).
# 6  
Old 11-12-2007
dos2unix will works great! Thanks prowla.
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