Invoking service <script> <command> fails with: '/etc/init.d/functions: 97: Syntax error: "(" unexpected (expecting "done")'

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  • Invoking service <script> <command> fails with:
# service sshd restart
/etc/init.d/functions: 97: Syntax error: "(" unexpected (expecting "done")


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • sh
  • initscripts

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