We write different shell scripts to perform different tasks. Have you ever encountered any errors while executing a shell script? The answer would be mostly yes! This is to be expected as it is practically impossible to always write perfect shell scripts, without errors or bugs.
For example, the following shell script is a buggy script while execution:
#!/bin/bash # Filename: buggy_script.sh # Description: Demonstrating a buggy script a=12 b=8 if [ a -gt $b ] then echo "a is greater than b" else echo "b is greater than a" fi
$ sh buggy_script.sh buggy_script.sh: line 6: [: a: integer expression expected b is greater than a
From the output, we see that the error
[: a: integer expression expected occurred at line 6. It's not always possible to know the reason of the error by just looking into an error message, especially when seeing an error for the first time. Also, looking manually into the code and...