I need some help figuring out where my code is hitching up. The code is below:

servers=( Sanger )   
races=( American African Asian)
jobbs=( NCBI )      
ranges=( 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 )

for server in "${servers[@])"

for job in "${jobbs[@]}"

for race in "${races[@]}"

for range in "${ranges[@]}"

cd "$server"
cd "$job"
cd "$race"
cd "$range"

for CHR in {1..22}

mv -v "$CHR".vcf.gz chr"$CHR".dose.vcf.gz
mv -v "$CHR".vcf.gz.csi chr"$CHR".dose.vcf.gz.csi

done   # chromo

done   # range

done   # race

done   # job

done   # server

My Bash terminal returns the errors:

./rename.sh: line 41: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
./rename.sh: line 52: syntax error: unexpected end of file

ShellCheck output is below:

Line 9:
for server in "${servers[@])"
               ^-- SC1009: The mentioned syntax error was in this parameter expansion.

Line 32:
mv -v "$CHR".vcf.gz chr"$CHR".dose.vcf.gz
                            ^-- SC1078: Did you forget to close this double quoted string?

Line 33:
mv -v "$CHR".vcf.gz.csi chr"$CHR".dose.vcf.gz.csi
      ^-- SC1079: This is actually an end quote, but due to next char it looks suspect.
                                ^-- SC1073: Couldn't parse this double quoted string. Fix to allow more checks.

Line 43:
done   # server
               ^-- SC1072: Expected end of double quoted string. Fix any mentioned problems and try again.

Could any please help and check if I've missed something? Thanks!

1 Answer 1


Line 9 (according to the ShellCheck error):

for server in "${servers[@])"

You have a closing parenthesis rather than a closing brace; it should be

for server in "${servers[@]}"
  • Thanks so much! Quarantine doing my head in.
    – Jared
    Apr 9, 2020 at 8:29
  • @Jared Also indent your code properly. Apr 9, 2020 at 9:13

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