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Re: fsplit problems

Thanks, you answered my question. It was a binary file. I thought Cygwin was binary-compatible with Linux. Thanks for your help.


On Thursday, March 20, 2003, at 12:08 PM, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Bourbina, Tyson Derrik (UMR-Student) wrote:

I was trying to use the same fsplit executable that I use under Redhat
Linux, but with Cygwin, it gives this error:

./fsplit: 1: syntax error: "(" unexpected

after typing:


at the prompt (i.e. there was no "(" typed). It also gives the same
error when I try using the fsplit executable to split a file. Your help
would be appreciated.

Tyson Bourbina


You haven't really given much information to go on here, but I can make a
few guesses:
1) Cygwin is not binary-compatible with Linux, so I'm assuming fsplit is
not a binary, but rather a shell script.
2) On Linux, /bin/sh is usually bash. Not so on Cygwin (/bin/sh is ash).
The script could be bash-specific. Try changing the first line of fsplit
from '#!/bin/sh' to '#!/bin/bash' and see if it helps.
|\ _,,,---,,_ pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ igor at watson dot ibm dot com
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!

Oh, boy, virtual memory! Now I'm gonna make myself a really *big* RAMdisk!
-- /usr/games/fortune

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