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Syntax error near unexpected token `done'

Hi all,

Sorry for a noob question, I’m jus started with Linux today :D My droplet used CentOS 6.5. I have a script name “loop.sh” with this code:

#!/bin/bash while : do sl done

When I try to run it with command “bash loop.sh” there’s error: syntax error near unexpected token `done’.

What can I do now? Please help.

Thank you so much.


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I copied and created new file with the code in example of the link: <br> <br>#!/bin/bash <br>COUNTER=0 <br>while [ $COUNTER -lt 10 ]; do <br>echo The counter is $COUNTER <br>let COUNTER=COUNTER+1 <br>done <br> <br>Nothing changed! There’s error: <br>line 6: syntax error near unexpected token `done’ <br> <br>Why bash programing is too hard???

You need a condition for the while loop. See the examples in the link I gave you above. <br>

I replaced : with ; then got another error <br>syntax error near unexpected token `;’