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If i have to use if condition in korn shell script...do i need to give semicolon after if like

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if [condition] ;
then
    statements;
fi;

i am getting error " unexpected fi"
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omarfarid earned 500 total points
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you don't have to, e.g.

if [ -f /etc/hosts ]
then
      echo yes
else
     echo no
fi
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by:chiragypatil
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remove the semicolon .
use it only when "then" is on the same line, as in

also note the spaces before and after square brackets.

if [ condition ];then
dothething
else
dosomething
fi

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by:sarav84
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You should give at least one space after open bracket and before close bracket.

Look at the above example given by chiragypatil.
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by:ANISHKA1
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I have resolved it!
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