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Old 11-08-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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1st script attempt; cygwin; fails "bash: myscript : command not found"


Hello, this should be in the newbie^^2 forum, I know.... But I just downloaded cygwin to my xp machine.....Tried my first experimental script and created it one level directly below where cygwin put me by default. The script, named showtwo says....

#!/bin/bash
echo $1
echo $2

But bash apparently can't find it.....

The name of the script is showtwo, but I also tried naming it showtwo.sh; no dice.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Hello, this should be in the newbie^^2 forum, I know.... But I just downloaded cygwin to my xp machine.....Tried my first experimental script and created it one level directly below where cygwin put me by default. The script, named showtwo says....

#!/bin/bash
echo $1
echo $2

But bash apparently can't find it.....

The name of the script is showtwo, but I also tried naming it showtwo.sh; no dice.
I am a little confused here. Is this a Windows Xp machine or a Linux Box?
 
Old 11-08-2009, 04:44 PM   #3
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I am a little confused here. Is this a Windows Xp machine or a Linux Box?
its windows XP.
but what the OP does not understand is that you need to call programs in the local directory with ./
 
Old 11-08-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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its an xp machine
 
Old 11-08-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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right. I did not know (forgot since last used unix 25 years ago)that...

Furthermore, if I am a level above where the script is, I invoke by...

./oneleveldowndir/showtwo

and so on....

so the natural followup is... what do I do to make a script invokable without specifying the full pathname? Or please refer to appropriate tutorial so I don't waste more time here....
 
Old 11-08-2009, 04:56 PM   #6
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you could put it in your path enviroment.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 04:56 PM   #7
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It's a (sane!) default for unix/linux shells not to have
the current working directory in the path. Either use the full
path, or a relative path to execute the script.

./script or /home/username/script



Cheers,
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You could edit your ~/.bashrc and modify the PATH variable


export PATH=${PATH}:.


Don't do that for root, though, if you get to a real Unixy
kind of box. It's a security risk.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #9
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You could edit your ~/.bashrc and modify the PATH variable


export PATH=${PATH}:.
thanks for the tip! i will go do that in my linux box (as root of cource).
 
  


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