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Old 05-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
Lindy70
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Problems executing scripts


I'm a complete novice and I'm trying to write a script that will upon selection either:
1. Show the current directory
2. Delete a file
3. Rename a file
This is what I've tried, with no success:

Using vi I created filepro

#!/bin/ksh
cat <<++

MAIN MENU
1) Print current working directory
2) Delete file in current directory
3) Rename file in current directory
++

echo Please enter your selection $LOGNAME:

Chmod 755 filepro
./filepro

Everything appears fine:

MAIN MENU
1) Print current working directory
2) Delete file in current directory
3) Rename file in current directory
Please enter your selection LNOWE:

Until I enter my selection, when selecting 1 I should get the directory instead I get:
1: not found

Iíve tried adding and removing spaces in the main menu. I tried #!bin/bash, #!bin/sh. Adding and removing space between cat <<++.
This is obviously a simple straight forward script. But I canít seem to get it right. Please help. Thanks!

Sorry if this is not formated properly, haven't figured out the forum posting yet.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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Your script does nothing more than printing a few lines and going back to the shell. You have no command to read input, no structure to parse the input and no actions being done after parsing the input.

I recommend to start here first:
http://linuxcommand.org/index.php
http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

To post code on this forum with formatting press the #-button above the text input field, this will bring up [code][/code] tags. Put your code between them.

Last edited by TobiSGD; 05-06-2012 at 09:00 PM.
 
Old 05-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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After I read your post, my lightbulb went off.
Thanks for taking tie to respond to my post!
 
  


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