Debugging

In the very old days of computer technology, the initial problems with computers were due to real insects. Due to this, fault finding was later called as finding a bug. Therefore, the process of finding and fixing the problems in computers was called debugging.

The process of debugging involves the following:

  • Finding out what has gone wrong
  • Fixing the problem

In the actual debugging process, you will need to do the following:

  • Understand the error message and find out what is the problem with the script.
  • Find the error location in the script.
  • Locate the line number from the error message. The following are a few error messages:
    • debug_sp: line 11: [7: command not found]
    • file: line 6: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'

    These messages inform ...

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