Re:Cygwin Shell Script

Trying to learn how to write a unix shell script. Using cygwin.  When executing the
script, I get an error that reads  

line 11 command not found

If I enter the text that makes the statement true, the script does not error, if the input is
false, I receive an error line 11 command not found.  Below is the code.

# Author: 
# Script Name:lscript
# Description:
# Date:
 
echo "What is your name ?"
 
read name
 
 
if $name ='test'
then
echo "Same Name"
else
echo "Different Name"
fi

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RJDPCRRPTSAsked:
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MikeOM_DBAConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try this:
 

# Author: 
# Script Name:lscript
# Description:
# Date:
echo "What is your name ?"
read name
if [ "$name" = 'test' ]
then
  echo "Same Name"
else
  echo "Different Name"
fi

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RJDPCRRPTSAuthor Commented:
The actual file is copied to c:\cygwin\bin

When I login, I'm at my home directory


I tried the script you mentioned and I still get command not found
The message says something to the effect \usr\bin command not found
Is this because of where the script is running from or how I'm logging in to cygwin ?

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MikeOM_DBACommented:
Are you using the cygwin.bat file to start cygwin?
This "bat" file should look like this:
 

rem cygwin.bat
@echo off
C:
chdir C:\cygwin\bin
bash --login -i

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RJDPCRRPTSAuthor Commented:
I'll check on this and post back.  
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woolmilkporcCommented:
If you hadn't chosen the name 'test' (which is also a shell builtin), your script would always fail, regardless of whether the 'if' statement would theoretically become true or not.
This is due to the missing brackets ( [  ] ) in your 'if' test. MikeOM_DBA's solution should work perfectly!
You should post the modified script, so we can check it.
btw. the error has in no way to do with paths, as you only use shell builtins (read, echo, if, then, else, fi)
wmp
 
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RJDPCRRPTSAuthor Commented:
I retried the script. It worked. I did not have a space after the first bracket and before the last bracket in the if statement. Thank you for your help.
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RJDPCRRPTSAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the timely response.
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