Getting wpa_action to run dhclient after wpa_supplicant connects

Curtis Larsen curtlarsen at
Thu Apr 14 21:59:42 EDT 2011

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Jouni Malinen <j at> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 12:03:04PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
>> There should be at least one valid statement between "then" and "fi".
>> Just put a colon before the hash mark.
>> wpa_supplicant/README should be fixed, but I guess we want something
>> more readable and meaningful there, for instance
>> if [ "$CMD" = "DISCONNECTED" ]; then
>>      # remove network configuration, if needed
>>      SSID=
>> fi
> Thanks for pointing out the source for this. I looked at
> wpa_supplicant/examples/*.sh and did not notice that case. I modified
> README to make it somewhat less likely for simple copy-paste to result
> in failures.

Putting a valid statement between "then" and "fi" fixed the
..."/sbin/ 13: Syntax error: "fi" unexpected" error, but
I still get two "unexpected operator" errors.  Could someone please
actually provide a full good script that will simply run
"dhclient wlan2" after wpa_supplicant successfully connects?  I know
it sounds so simple for you experts, but ...yes, I really am that



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