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Hi, Really beginner question here. I have a Suse 10.3 install. Some sh scripts (#!/bin/sh as first line) don't execute at all. I noticed /bin/sh is linked to /bin/bash. I ...
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    bash and sh


    Hi,

    Really beginner question here.

    I have a Suse 10.3 install. Some sh scripts (#!/bin/sh as first line) don't
    execute at all. I noticed /bin/sh is linked to /bin/bash. I understand that
    bash is 100% compatible with sh.

    The things that don't execute correctlly (found by commenting out
    succesively) are:
    - nested if statements
    - case esac statements
    - function declarations

    I have no idea why these sh scripts fail.

    Thanks for any help

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    Nevermind.

    I had ommitted the "-a" option to unzip. So all my scripts had
    the friendly windows line - end encoding

    Works fine now.

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