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I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I can't seem to be able to run .sh files.

I have marked it as executable in properties and I tried to run it through the GUI. However, the terminal just flashed on the screen and doesn't do anything.

When I try to run the file through the terminal I get the following error : 2: Syntax error: newline unexpected
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please tell us where you got this file from? –  hakermania Aug 23 '12 at 13:33
Please post this file on and link to it in your original question. –  SirCharlo Aug 23 '12 at 13:36
sounds like a bash/dash/sh/zsh difference –  Cédric Julien Aug 23 '12 at 13:42
This might be because the old minecraft .sh file or the java program running in your machine. –  devav2 Aug 23 '12 at 13:46

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Try downloading and running the file again. It works for me.

Here is (as of August 23rd 2012).

1 - Copy and paste the text in a new file named in your home directory.

2 - Now, open Terminal and run the following command:

bash ~/

It should work!

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thank you. i got it working –  sgpthomas Aug 26 '12 at 1:50
i am having the same problem with mcedit. can you help me? –  sgpthomas Aug 26 '12 at 1:52

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