Questions tagged [syntax]

Questions about the particularities in the symbols that commands and programming languages require for a proper structure.

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Would any platforms have problems with missing PHP closing tags?

I've come across some open source PHP files that start with the expected <?php but do not contain a ?> to end it. As far as I can tell, they work fine on Apache with PHP 8.0 Which platforms (if ...
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VBA Syntax error calling Shell object

In my VBA script, I have written code to create another .vbs script and write a line of code to that script. Here is the code: Set a = fs.CreateTextFile("C:\Users\user\documents\invis.vbs", ...
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Linux POP v20 How do I remove all password requirements?

Goal: I want to skip all passwords requirements in my new distro Pop OS v21 I don't want to learn Linux I just want to use the end product. How do I ask mister sudo, please skip all password dialog ...
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Router web page does not loading correctly

When I try to log in to the router's configuration page, the following error message appears: Message: Syntax error Line: 886 Char: 14 Code: 0 URI: http://192.168.128.1/js/lib/require/require-jquery....
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How do I nest a Windows FOR command in the 'set' of another FOR command?

I have a directory of configuration files. If a file contains a 'STATE = 3' entry, I want to extract the value of the TCPHOST entry and the name of the file. There are a lot of nested quotes in that ...
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Change default directory in putty after login (Windows 10) [duplicate]

Currently have a bat file set up to auto log into putty (cd "C:\Program Files\PuTTY" start PUTTY.exe -ssh "Sever IP" -l "User Name" -pw "Password") WORKS FINE!! ...
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Unexpected behaviour with openssl dgst

I'm working with HMAC codes. I use two different methods and I obtain two different results :( Use command line: echo "text" > auxFile openssl dgst -hmac key auxFile Output: HMAC-SHA256(...
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Visio VBA "Expected: end of statement" error

This has me stumped. It worked fine when I first wrote this code a few days ago. Now, though, it is as if Visio thinks the syntax is incomplete or incorrect. I am getting this error: I wondered if it ...
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How do I use a batch file to convert directory name to one with backslashes before spaces for use in linux shell

I am writing a batch script in windows 10 to move files from a specific folder on my android phone to my computer and then delete the files on my phone. I would like to only have to define only one ...
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How to add two name servers in DNS forward file?

This is my DNS forward file and it gives me error when I want to run it as a service. I think it's a syntax error but don't know how to correct it? $TTL 86400 @ IN SOA ns1.sudia.com. root.sudia....
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Find and associate a value in multiple excel spreadsheets

I looked over the internet for a similar problem but I can't find it, so it would be great if you can help. Or maybe I am not asking the correct questions to find the answer. What I want to do is ...
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What is the purpose of these `NUL` characters?

This is purely out of academic curiosity, but I`ve often found files on both Windows (Win10Pro64) as well as Android that are not obfuscated, but contain a bunch of NUL characters between each actual ...
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Copy a file with a path with spaces in it, in wsl using powershell?

Scenario I experienced mild difficulties using powershell to command the wsl to copy a file from a path that contains a space. Neither did I find an example for this specific case. Therefore I ...
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Syntax error near unexpected token '(' while trying to move files

So I'm trying to follow the solution from this thread: CMD Command to create folder for each file and move file into folder as I want to do the same thing OP of that thread wanted to. I've manually ...
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Script doesn't run anymore after upgrading to python 3.7.3

Just a beginner question, I upgraded python from 2.7.10 to python 3.7.3. Ran some scripts but nothing works anymore. So in the basis entered this code to check: a=("hello world") print(a) and still ...
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Why is Sublime Text 3.2 highlighting commas after values that start with "for" in Python dictionaries?

In the most recent version of Sublime Text (3.2 Build 3200), I have encountered what I think is a syntax highlighting error when writing in Python. Whenever I create a dictionary that has a key/value ...
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Bash script with another command inside of quote

Trying to execute a command like $ sdiff -i -W -B -l -w 140 <(curl -s "https://domain.tld/query.php?d=$(date +%Y%m%d)") <(curl -s "https://domain.tld/query.php?d=$(date --date="yesterday" +%Y%...
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Curl command what do I make wrong? [closed]

I get: root@dm820:~# ExecStart=/usr/bin/curl'https://dynupdate.no-ip.com/nic/update' --header "Authorization: Basic <$xxxx:$xxx>" -d 'hostname=<hostname>.xxxx.ddns.net' -sh: --header: ...
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What does `@` represent when dealing with Windows registry keys?

What does @ represent when dealing with Windows registry keys? Examples:
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How to use find -iregex OR (|) operator?

Uninstalled an application, but it continues to pop up whenever I try to interact with file types that it used to be associated with. As usual, find has been invaluable in finding and eliminating ...
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How to pass multiple arguments?

How to pass multiple paramaters for Start a program action in Windows Task Scheduler for a batch file? There's no built-in syntax hint...
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Compile error: Syntax Error in Excel

I cannot find a solution for this error, I am a beginner in Excel Macro and am trying to use this code to create a dropdown menu that autofills like a google search from Data Validation.
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Windows Command line: Is there any way to check syntax of bat file without actually running it?

Windows Command line: Is there any way to check syntax of bat file without actually running it?
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If "a:domain.com" is used, would it include emails sent from *@subdomain.domain.com address?

Supposedly I have example.com domain and would like it to allow mails sent from subdomain.domain.com. If the spf record should verify emails sent from *@subdomain.domain.com address (or mailed-by: ...
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Excel syntax bubble obscures column headers

The screenshot should say it all really. I keep getting frustrated with the Excel syntax bubble obscuring the column headers. My columns are often narrow and my formulas often refer to whole columns, ...
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syntax highlighting for python not working in vim for Windows

I want to use Pretty-Python-Vim in windows and have installed the necessary packages an placed .vim directory as described in the website. However even after doing the necessary changes in my vimrc ...
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File item renaming with brackets

I'm using macOS X, inputing this into the terminal to rename some stuff: find /Users/Ad//Desktop/Project/src/ -type f -name '*.java' -exec perl -pi -w -e 's/getGreenObject()/newObject("green")/g;' {} ...
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How do I rename all items in files in folder in folder in folder?

I'm using a MacOS X. I know that this code in the terminal will replace all txt files that include "hello" with "hiThere" in the folder named "world": perl -pi -w -e 's/hello/hiThere/g;' ~/Desktop/...
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VBA syntax on SetCell

I currently need a help to fix the code below. SetCell:="$M$30", MaxMinVal:=2, Valueof:="0", ByChange:="$D$4:$D$28" The error was compile error: syntax error.
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The service cannot find the resource identified by the resource URI and selectors

When run winrm set -? command, I can see the following example how to disable a listener: C:\Users\Administrator>winrm set -? Windows Remote Management Command Line Tool winrm set RESOURCE_URI [-...
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Vim match containedin not working as expected

I have tried to extend the C syntax in Vim with the example in the manual. First I launch vim without any config: vim -u NONE test.c Then I load the c-syntax and create my extension syntax on ...
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Command Prompt > REG EXPORT > why is this an Invalid syntax?

I'm trying to export the existing settings for .rtf extension with this: REG EXPORT HKCR\.rtf %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\rtf_fta.reg It says "Invalid syntax". What is invalid about it? UPDATE: It ...
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WildCards corrupts Copy`s output file when an output name is specified

copy create's an almost empty (1K) file when a wildcard (*?) is used in the source & an output name is specified. copy /D /V *?ample.png %homepath%/example.png it works for some file types (....
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Evaluating symbolic fractions without assigning values to the symbolic variables in MATLAB?

I'm working with a few matrices and trying to simplify the results involving symbolic terms. The subs() command won't work because there are no values assigned to the variables. But it's nasty trying ...
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Is it possible to create global .lnk Windows' files? [duplicate]

I tried to research for this, but nothing was clear to me. I'm a true newbie when talking about coding, as it has been a while I don't work with it. All I've found was VB, and some weird hex registry ...
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How can I block iframes with uBlock-origin?

I want to define a uBlock-origin filter for iframes on a certain website, whose sources is some other website. Is this possible? If so, what's the appropriate syntax?
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Lists in markdown

Suppose I have a list something like - 1. some content 2. some content 2b . some content 2c. some content 3. some content Now if I were to parse in markdown way it comes out as - some ...
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Removing a file with special characters through terminal, which has been selected by another command

this is my first post, so go gently :) I'm creating an AppleScript which runs bash commands to select and delete the most recently modified file within a specified group of folders. The file name ...
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Compile error : Syntax error in Excel Macro

I have this VBA code, when I try to run it, it gives me "Compile error: Syntax error" as can be seen in the image. I don't know VBA, what should i do to make this code work ? thanks. Sub ...
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Invalid Input Syntax in PostgreSQL

I am trying to import a csv file in PostgreSQL to a table. The table is set up as here: Table Setup: My csv file is delimited by commas and I have enclosed text that has commas within speech marks. ...
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Should Single Quotes Be Used for Multiple Row MySQL UPDATEs?

When you are performing a SQL UPDATE on multiple rows in MySQL, it seems that you can either put single quotes around every value or not and it will produce the same results. Is there a reason for ...
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How to read PowerShell Documentation Syntax

I could use a good explanation of PowerShell Documentation Syntax: > man Update-Help SYNTAX Update-Help [[-Module] <string[]>] [[-SourcePath] <string[]>] [[-UICulture] <...
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Ncrack:brute forcing with sock4 or 5 helps?

Ncrack:brute forcing with sock4 or 5 helps?i have a slow pc and i found this: --proxy <type://proxy:port>: Make connections via socks4, 4a, http. would be --proxy socks5://120.200.200.125:9150 ...
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Wireshark display filter for VLAN ID in Q-in-Q outer tag

What is the syntax of a display filter that exclusively shows double-tagged frames whose outer tag has VID 129. I want to filter the S-tag. I do not want to filter the C-tag.
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Ncrack symtax to run multiple IP's and how to add threads and time? CL=5,cd700ms?

i use ncrack for windows Ncrack syntax,how to run multiple IP's and add threads and waiting time? I use this ordinary syntax with no threads and no waiting time and ncrack rate up to 40 ncrack -vv -...
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Create a URL that opens a web page at specified text

I'm trying to figure out the correct URL syntax to open a web page at specified text, rather than at the top of the page. For example, on the page http://softwarebychuck.com/febe/, I would like the ...
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Colon in Shell script

What does the ":" in shell scripts mean? I found the following in a shell script. Probably 'USE_MAD' is an environment variable. USE_MAD:/path/to/script.sh I found the following but could not aply ...
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ffmpeg merge two commands

I have two ffmpeg commands which work as expected- 1: a simple recode, removes sound ffmpeg -report -i $MP4FILE -an -vf hflip -movflags faststart $OUTPUTFILE.mp4 -nostdin 2: an overlay with an ...
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MySQL insert into table - syntax problems

$servername = 'edited'; $username = 'edited'; $password = 'edited'; $dbname = 'edited'; $name = $_POST ['name']; $email = $_POST ['email']; $number = $_POST ['number']; $manufacturer = $_POST ['...
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Batch converting .rar to .7z - path variable?

I found someone who had written a very nice batch script to convert .zip to .7z, and im attempting to make it convert .rar to 7z. I am able to get the script to work but I cannot figure out where the "...
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