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I have the following shell script in order to connect to database and do some tasks.

echo Please enter userid:

echo "Please enter password:"
read -s PASS   


if [ "${ORACLE_SID}" != 'TEST'  ]
    sqlplus -s -l $USER_NAME/$PASS@$SID  << EOF
    copy from scott/tiger@orcl insert emp using select * from emp

    echo  "Cannot copy"

However 1when I execute I am getting errors

Please enter local Username:
': not a valid identifierd: `USER_NAME line 3: $'\r': command not found
Please enter local Password:
': not a valid identifierd: ` line 6: $'\r': command not found line 8: $'\r': command not found line 18: syntax error near unexpected token `fi' line 18: `fi'

How can I resolve this issue

Debug mode

$ bash -x
+ echo 'please enter username'
please enter username
+ read user_name
+ echo 'please enter password'
please enter password
+ read -s pass
+ echo line 12: syntax error near unexpected token `else' line 12: `else'
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marked as duplicate by Mat, Anthon, terdon, slm, rahmu Aug 22 '13 at 15:01

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Looks like your file has Windows (or Mac) line endings... – Mat Aug 22 '13 at 10:37
@Mat I have used notepad+ to create the script, how can I make sure it doesn't have Windows line endings? I have tried opening and saving the file using vi editor of cygwin, however it doesn't help. – user75ponic Aug 22 '13 at 10:42
Thanks @Mat I have used a tool called WinVi as editor and errors disappeared. However when I execute shell script I am getting error syntax error near unexpected token else'` – user75ponic Aug 22 '13 at 11:08
@Polppan have you checked correction as I mentioned ? – Rahul Patil Aug 22 '13 at 11:45

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If you are using Indention then you need to add hyphen - like <<-EOF, then it will work, So Just Do following Changes :

sqlplus -s -l $USER_NAME/$PASS@$SID  <<-EOF
copy from scott/tiger@orcl insert emp using select * from emp

I Would Suggest you Some Editor like VIM or Notepad++ which Highlight Syntax error in Colors, if they Wrong.

Example of notepad++ :

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Rahul, I have tried as you have mentioned, however I am getting the same error message when I am executing shell script. – user75ponic Aug 22 '13 at 11:47
You can run script in debug mode like bash -x and give me output in pastbin – Rahul Patil Aug 22 '13 at 11:48
I have edited my question to include the output of script execution in debug mode. – user75ponic Aug 22 '13 at 11:53
Have you made change like << EOF to <<-EOF and also Space in EOF, if no check copy and paste in script from this page and let me know – Rahul Patil Aug 22 '13 at 11:58
Check this is working – Rahul Patil Aug 22 '13 at 12:01

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