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Old 02-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
pghosh06
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Unhappy how to execute binaries located in a different directory


Hello , i am a newbie in writing unix scripts:

I have a file with a list of arguments like:
./a arg1 arg2 arg3
./b arg1 arg2 arg3
.
.
.
./n arg1 arg2 arg3

but these binaries (a,b,..etc) are in a different sub directory from where the above file is located. How do I write a script that will pick up each line from the file and execute it.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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Something like this (substitute "my/xyz/dir" for your actual path):
Code:
EXE_DIR=/my/exe/dir
DATA_DIR=/my/data/dir

cd $DATA_DIR
$EXE_DIR/a arg1 arg2 arg3
$EXE_DIR/b arg1 arg2 arg3
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.
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$EXE_DIR/n arg1 arg2 arg3
There are many more - and much more elaborate - things you can do. But I hope this gets you started in the right direction.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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Thanks so much... that was helpful
 
  


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