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Old 08-25-2010, 01:32 AM   #1
sandlinux
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looking for alternative to $0 in bourne shell


I am looking for an alternative to using $0 in bourne shell. I am in the process of migrating all my production shell scripts to a new tool that will automate execution and release of "jobs" in my production system.

And this tool does not like the usage of $0. Which means echo $0 or "basename $0" returns null.

Any ideas ? please enlighten me.


Thank you all so much ,

Sandeep
 
Old 08-25-2010, 01:41 AM   #2
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Hi -

It doesn't sound like a very good tool

What about this:

a) you exported "$0" to SOME_VARIABLE_NAME_THATS_NOT_ZERO

b) call your script (which now has "SOME_VARIABLE_NAME_THATS_NOT_ZERO" defined in its environment)?

Just a thought

Last edited by paulsm4; 08-25-2010 at 01:42 AM.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 10:47 AM   #3
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Thank you for your response. I thought so on the same line as well. Hoping the tool vendors will respond to my query.
 
  


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