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Re: error message for missing fi is not helpful

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: error message for missing fi is not helpful
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:21:21 -0400
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On 9/12/18 10:29 PM, L A Walsh wrote:

> I can't speak for formatting or base-specific function usage, but I don't
> think there was any of those.
> Anyway, if you store the word in a separate array where the line #
> is stored, you _could_ list the matching word, but I suspect just the
> line it started on would be enough for most users.
> --- (eoftest.sh)
> #!/bin/bash
> if ((1)); then
>    for i in 1 2 3; do
>        echo wow
> ---
>>  ./bash eoftest.sh                          
> eoftest.sh: line 10: syntax error: unexpected end of file from line 4.
> The wording was just what I threw in.  I don't _need_ attribution for
> this if that makes it easier.

I'm sure you noticed that word_lineno isn't set for every compound command
and that it's limited.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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