Bash: Syntax error near unexpected token `('
A shell script is generating this error message:
$ cat incerror.sh ((CNT++)) $ bash incerror.sh incerror.sh: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `(' incerror.sh: line 1: ` ((CNT++))'
It appears the space before the command `((CNT++))' isn't an ordinary space 0x20 but a non-breaking space 0xA0. This can be viewed in vim with the command: ga
Replace the non-breaking space with a regular space and execution goes all right:
$ cat incok.sh ((CNT++)) $ bash incok.sh $