#!/bin/csh -f

set no=1460
while ("$no">0)
if [$no>900]; then
 set m=3
else if ["$no">450 && "$no"<901]; then
 set  m=2
 set m=1
mv *$no.bin test/abc-$m-$no.bin
set no =$no-1

I'm trying to rename 1460 files using a csh script, but I get a syntax error "syntax error: unexpected end of file" I'm on tcsh shell.
I've tried both fi and end to end the if condition. I get the same error.

  • Try endif instead of fi? I'm a beginner too. Make sure you check this amazing document. – user44370 May 26 '14 at 8:20
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    There's no point whatsoever trying to learn csh in this millennium. Your system, if it is less than 20 years old will have a POSIX shell, at least a Bourne-like shell if it's less than 30 years old. Use that instead. – Stéphane Chazelas May 26 '14 at 8:54

A quick Google search reveals that your IF statement syntax is probably incorrect. You may be mixing syntax from another shell.

if ( $no > 900 ) then
  set m=3
else if ( $no > 450 && $no < 901)
  set m=2
  set m=1


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