Quote: If you write a shell script and save it, why would you not expect the text to be there?
Because I'm used to unexpected things happening. Besides, as I have stated, when the process stopped, I opened the file to check, and it was blank.
I referred to this page during this process: http://linuxcommand.org/wss0010.php
I was trying to run the ''version-check.sh' from the Linux From Scratch book. I followed the directions on the link above, but it doesn't work. At this time I can't cut/paste from a PDF, so I found the HTML version of the LFS book online and setup the file from there.