On Mon 31 May 2010 at 19:58:41 PDT Aiza wrote:
Chris Hill wrote:
On Tue, 1 Jun 2010, Aiza wrote:

Added some code to a .sh script.
When I run the script works but issues this message
[: =: unexpected operator

No line number telling where to look.
I am not ever sure its talking about.

IS [: whats wrong or =:

I'd guess that what you added includes something like
 if [ x=y ]

The open-square-bracket, [, is another name for test. IIRC the equal sign is not valid in that context.

Can you post the 'before' and 'after' versions of that part of your script? It would help us in determining what the problem is.

Chris Hill               ch...@monochrome.org

That hint got me to the correct line

I had    if [$1 = "basejail" ]; then

You need a space after the opening [ or it doesn't parse correctly.

As Chris said, it's another name for test, so think of it as a word,
i.e., something delimited by whitespace.

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