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bash assignment

9:09 pm on Jan 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi , i've been programming in bash for a week or so and have this assignment to do but i get this error message when i execute my program:

line 6: syntax error near unexpected token `do

And here's my code:

while [ -n $1 ]
list= `ls $1`
for i in $list
cat $i >> basename $i
rm $i
shift 1

I know it's a stupid mistake but i can't figure it out.


1:28 pm on Feb 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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i would add some echo statements to verify that the argument you are passing is as expected and that the list variable for example contains what you expected.