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check for a string in a file sh script with cygwin

In OS X the statement in sh shell works fine:

string="$(cat ~/$mydir/$file_with_string 2>/dev/null)"
testit="$(grep -c "$string" ~/$myotherdir/file_to_check)"

if [ $testit -eq 0 ];then
  do
else
  doelse
fi

I need the same functionality for cygwin on W7. Thank you.
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GeologyETH
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woolmilkporcCommented:
CYGWIN has bash, so your script should run there.

The if..then part needs some modification, but that's not due to bash, it is wrong anyway. Or are "do" and "doelse" just placeholders?

...
if [ $testit -eq 0 ]; then
    echo "String not found"
    #  run commands
else
    echo " String found"
    # run other commands
fi

We could make it a bit more straightforward, though:

if ! grep -qf ~/$mydir/$file_with_string ~/$myotherdir/file_to_check ; then
    echo "String not found"
    # run commands
else
    echo " String found"
    # run other commands
fi
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TintinCommented:
Do you have your variables/paths set correctly for cygwin environment?
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GeologyETHAuthor Commented:
The difficult part is the statement "if [ $testit -eq 0 ];then". Basically, I need to check whether a string which is read from a file is also in another file.
I found now that "~/" used in a string as "$(grep -c "$string" ~/$myotherdir/file_to_check)" is interpreted as a folder with the name "~". I therefore added the path of "~" to the variables "mydir" and "myotherdir".
I checked the path variables in the script and they point to the correct files which content should be checked.
Additionally, the command, e.g. grep is not found, but it is found as "$basedir/grep" (but not without the " ") where "basedir" points to the bin folder in which grep is.
But it still doesn't work.

 I tried

"if ! "$basedir/grep" -qf  $mydir/$file_with_string $myotherdir/file_to_check ; then"

and get

/Bin grep.exe: error while loading shared libraries: cygpcre-1.dll cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

"if [ ! "$basedir/grep" -qf  $mydir/$file_with_string $myotherdir/file_to_check ] ; then"

and get

: [: too many arguments
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GeologyETHAuthor Commented:
Coda:  no wonder "cygpcre-1.dll" is not in the bin folder. To test it, I copied "cygpcre-0.dll" to  "cygpcre-1.dll" and get now

C:/Program: No such file or directory
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woolmilkporcCommented:
The root cause of your issue seems to be that CYGWIN is incompletely installed.

If you have the "cygcheck" tool at hand you could run:

cygcheck "$basedir/grep"

Any result?
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GeologyETHAuthor Commented:
As

if ! "$basedir/grep" -qf  "$mydir/$file_with_string" "$myotherdir/file_to_check" ; then

it works. Seems that cygwin needs the "" because of the spaces in the folder path.

Thanks a lot.
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GeologyETHAuthor Commented:
Sorry, didn't see your comment in time. Your are right, it's of course no solution as long as the library cygpcre-1.dll is missing. I'll open a new question for this.
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