Thread: Cygwin bash shell scripts are not executing.

  1. #1
    Ethernal Noob
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    Cygwin bash shell scripts are not executing.

    I have a short cygwin script shown as follows
    cat > cc.awk << !
    { for(i=1;i<NF;i++){ list["$i"]=list["$i"] NR "." i } }
    END {for(i in list){ print i "=" list[i] } }
    awk -f cc.awk < Raven.txt | sort > concordance.txt
    rm cc.awk
    It's supposed to run the file Raven.txt through awk and sort the output to the file concordance.txt. But when I try to run the script through cygwin I get

    $ ./
    : No such file or directoryrdance.txt
    The file redirection commands work great in the shell itself, but once I place them in the shell commands they don't do anything.

  2. #2
    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    Check your line endings in various places.
    The error message is overwriting a previous longer line which ends with "rdance.txt", which is the end of your filename.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.

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    It doesn't complain when i use the ash environment, only when I use bash. I tried to check the line endings but they don't work either.

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    Also, filling the loop doesn't seem to work correctly under cygwin. If I write
    { for(i=1;i<NF;i++){ list[$i]=list[$i] NR "." i } }
    I get errors at the $i, but in the tutorials they don't have the quotes around the $is. Not to mention the subscripts don't print when I try to do a for through the indices.

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