Leon Timmermans | 9 Mar 14:43 2013

Re: sh: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 4:56 AM, Antony03 <antony.vincent.1 <at> ulaval.ca> 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?