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From: Leon Timmermans <l.m.timmermans <at> students.uu.nl>
Subject: Re: sh: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lang.perl.bio.general
Date: Saturday 9th March 2013 13:43:54 UTC (over 3 years ago)
On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 4:56 AM, Antony03 
wrote:
> I'm trying to use emboss program (water or needle) with a bioperl script.
I
> got this error when I try the script: sh: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

The error suggests the script is interpreted by the shell instead of
perl. Are you sure the hashbang (#!) is the absolute first thing in
the file. No whitespace or BOM character in the front?

Leon
 
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