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Old 07-30-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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Can't source file by shell script in Ubuntu 10.04

Hi, Please advise

When I try to execute my script its getting error

......................................... 40: source: not found 41: source: not found 42: source: not found


But in Redhat I can run same script . My script as follows.


source $SCRIPT_HOME/conf/system.conf
source $SCRIPT_HOME/src/logging.bin
source $SCRIPT_HOME/src/tape_backup.bin


Please help me !!
Old 07-30-2010, 05:27 AM   #2
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I suspect that the source package isn't installed.

Try running the line below at the terminal and post the output:

$ source $SCRIPT_HOME/conf/system.conf
Obviously add in the full path for $SCRIPT_HOME.
Old 07-31-2010, 12:21 AM   #3
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Hi Yas,

I tried that way(gave absolute path) too. But Still error is the same

dhanushka@dhanushka-laptop:~/project/mChoise_Recharge/scripts/scriptfw/bin$ sh 40: source: not found

But I can source that file through command line .

dhanushka@dhanushka-laptop:~$ source /home/dhanushka/project/mChoise_Recharge/scripts/scriptfw/conf/system.conf
Old 07-31-2010, 08:43 AM   #4
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source is a bashism. Ubunut uses dash as its /bin/sh. dash doesn't support source. If you want to use bash change the shebang at the top of your script to #!/bin/bash
If you want to make your scripts portable use . instead.

. $SCRIPT_HOME/conf/system.conf
. $SCRIPT_HOME/src/logging.bin
. $SCRIPT_HOME/src/tape_backup.bin
Old 08-08-2010, 07:35 AM   #5
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Hi Andy ,

Its worked !!!!
Thank you very much


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