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Old 11-14-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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Question checking path to file


hello

I am trying to load a driver (xxx.ko) and uncertain if the path given is correct.

I do not have any direct access to my linux device, so I need a small script that will create a text file telling me if the file was found or not.

Is this simply? I am a complete linux-illiterate.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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Code:
 [ -f /path-to-driver/xxx.ko ] && touch /path-to-telltalefile/telltale
creates a tell-tale file to indicate the driver file does exist
 
Old 11-14-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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thanks for such a quick reply.

Now, what type of file do I create with this command? I mean how do I make sure this command is run?

I have to put the file on a flash stick so my device will read it on boot.

Do you need more info?
 
Old 11-14-2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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It will create an empty file at whatever you put in the the /path-to-telltalefile/telltale. It could possibly be in a ftp directory that you can read remotely.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
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If you want it to say something, you could replace the touch command with: echo "yes, it is there" >> /path-to-telltalefile/telltale
 
Old 11-14-2010, 06:51 PM   #6
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hmmm

I guess my idea wasn't as good as planned...

My problem is, I need to load the driver which are at the root of my flash stick, but I am unsure of the path.

Using the telltale, I cannot choose the path as I do not know where it will end up :/

Been trying to get this working for days...lol

Is there a way to have a file telling me its own path?
 
Old 11-14-2010, 06:54 PM   #7
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That'a a different question than I thought.. You'll have to see if someone else answers, sorry.
 
  


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