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Hi guys I have written a script which reads a text file and takes out absolute and relative paths embedded in the text file.Then the script looks for a string in some text files mentioned in those paths.
The problem I am facing is that since these paths are from my working directory,if I try to run the script from a different directory the paths are not read.please help.
Isn't that the whole point of absolute a relative paths?
No what I want to say is the text files mentioned in those paths are not read from a different directory.e.g if I am running the script in my home directory say /home/xyz/ then it reads the files which are say /home/xyz/a.txt OR ../xyz/b.txt
But if a different user say /home/abc/ tries to run this script then it won't grep those files
Hence the term relative paths. That would be an explanation but not a question that can be answered. What is it you would like to do?
And as David has said in post #2, this would go a lot smoother if we actually saw some script?