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Old 12-17-2004, 12:57 AM   #1
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How to run SHELL script


I use Linux Fedora Core 3 on a Laptop

I want to run a shell script "" , but it does not work.

1. I try to run from Terminal window entring in command line

Bash answer - unknown command

2. I try to run

Bash answer - unknown command

The script looks like:
echo "My test script"
ls - l

So I changed to super user and tried the same with the same result

Then I run a set command and seen that the variable SHELL=/bin/bash

My next try was to change the first line into


but it does not helped at all.

Since I am rather new in linux world I would like to get some help to what is that I am doing wrong

Old 12-17-2004, 01:03 AM   #2
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To run a script or program in the current directory, do ./

Old 12-17-2004, 02:43 AM   #3
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Also make sure the file has executable permission. You can do that with:
chmod u+x
Old 12-17-2004, 03:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info...

Yes it looks like Dave gave mi answer I needed.

I needed ./ in order to specify curren directory.

Thanks again, now I cen continue to play around.

Old 12-17-2004, 04:05 AM   #5
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Hmm, You should study something about Your PATH variable.
This is quite different from other OS, becouse You can not run program directly when You do not specify You want to run it in current directory.
It is becouse of security reasons. Imagine, if some "hacker" puts a shellscript named "ls" into /tmp, something like this:

echo "Haha I got u!";
rm -rvf /

You as "root" came to /tmp and type "ls". ;-) Not very good idea. Bud, we are in linux, so You can modify your PATH variable, can add ./ there If You know what You are doing.


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