Script fails with '\r': command not found error message

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When running a script in Bamboo it fails and shows "'\r': command not found" and other syntax errors.


Bash Script created/edited on Windows OS.


Looking at the logs of a failed build, the following errors can be seen:

Build log snippets
'\r': command not found

syntax error near `]]

syntax error in conditional expression

Illegal characters found in URL


The issue is caused when the script file has a line ending formatting from Windows which is not recognized by bash causing syntax errors. This can happen if the script file being used was, at some point, edited in a Windows machine or had its encoding changed. 


To resolve this issue you can use Dos2Unix or a similar tool to convert the script file encoding from Windows to Unix encoding. For example:

dos2unix example

Last modified on Sep 19, 2022

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