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Re:Cygwin Shell Script

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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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Question by:RJDPCRRPTS
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MikeOM_DBA earned 500 total points
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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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by:RJDPCRRPTS
ID: 24388891
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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by:MikeOM_DBA
ID: 24389179
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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by:RJDPCRRPTS
ID: 24389359
I'll check on this and post back.  
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by:woolmilkporc
ID: 24393895
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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by:RJDPCRRPTS
ID: 24396182
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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by:RJDPCRRPTS
ID: 31581457
Thank you for the timely response.
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