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Re: parse error in CASE .. ESAC


From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: parse error in CASE .. ESAC
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 23:49:33 GMT

On 9 Jan 2002 address@hidden wrote:
[snip]
> ipcomp() {
>   : 'ipcomp <ipaddr> <bits> -- compute netmask, etc for ip address'
>   ipaddr=$1
>   ipbits=${2-24}
>   case "$ipbits" in
>     24 ) ipmask=255.255.255.0   ;;
>     26 ) ipmask=255.255.255.192 ;;
>     27 ) ipmask=255.255.255.224 ;;
>     28 ) ipmask=255.255.255.240 ;;
>     29 ) ipmask=255.255.255.248 ;;
>     32 ) ipmask=255.255.255.255 ;;
>     255.* } ipmask=$ipbits ;;

    255.* ) ipmask=$ipbits ;;

>     * ) echo 'please specify netmask as nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn' ; exit 1 ;;
>   esac
>   ipnet=`ipcalc -n $ipaddr $ipmask | sed 's/.*=//'`
>   echo "
> ;
> ; $ipaddr -- $ipnet/$ipbits
> ;
> BOOTPROTO=static
> BROADCAST=`ipcalc -b $ipaddr $ipmask | sed 's/.*=//`
> NETWORK=$ipnet
> ONBOOT=yes
> TYPE=Ethernet
> USERCTL=no
> PEERDNS=yes
> IPADDR=$ipaddr
> NETMASK=$ipmask
> "
> }
>
> YIELDS
>
> -- /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts > ipcomp() {
> >   : 'ipcomp <ipaddr> <bits> -- compute netmask, etc for ip address'
> >   ipaddr=$1
> >   ipbits=${2-24}
> >   case "$ipbits" in
> >     24 ) ipmask=255.255.255.0   ;;
> >     26 ) ipmask=255.255.255.192 ;;
> >     27 ) ipmask=255.255.255.224 ;;
> >     28 ) ipmask=255.255.255.240 ;;
> >     29 ) ipmask=255.255.255.248 ;;
> >     32 ) ipmask=255.255.255.255 ;;
> >     255.* } ipmask=$ipbits ;;
> bash: syntax error near unexpected token `}'

The error message is there for a purpose: it tells you what you did
wrong.

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