Running an ovm_shell.sh script fails with SyntaxError: invalid syntax (Doc ID 2102935.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 1.0.1 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

 When using a conditional or iterative statement in an ovm_shell script, e.g. a for "loop" or an "if" statement, the commands after the conditional statement fails with the following kind of exception :

 running the command outside of the for statement does succeed, so syntax doesn't appear invalid at first glance.

Cause

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