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Old 07-31-2001, 09:57 AM   #1
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Arrow .sh install file extention


Hello,

I just download Music Match, and the install program has an ".sh" file extention. Being a Newbie, I've only installed from rpm's and tar's, and can't seem to find any info on "sh." Can ya hep me?
 
Old 07-31-2001, 10:05 AM   #2
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.sh implies that it is a shell script ( aka a batch file in windows ). you should be able to run it straight away. assuming it's runnable, if not..

chmod a+x install.sh
or
sh install.sh

chris
xxxx
 
Old 07-31-2001, 10:07 AM   #3
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fwiw, Matt....

...the few times I have had occasion to run one of these scripts, what I did was, as root, in the directory where the file resides:

# sh install.sh [or, whatever the name of the .sh file is]

hth
 
Old 08-01-2001, 03:29 AM   #4
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just as a work of caution, if there's a README or an INSTALL text file, do what it says. install.sh scripts are common, but they're not always directly used - many times they're part of another script. the most common installation procedure is

./configure
make
make install

sometimes, there will be a package (XF86 comes to mind) that requires the user to run an install.sh script. in that case, it's usually ./sh install.sh to run it. sh is a shell, like bash or csh or ksh... ect. that's usually what the sh stands for.
 
Old 08-01-2001, 06:32 PM   #5
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Thanks folks - the install seemed to work out just fine.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 09:56 PM   #6
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If sh is a batch file can an entire setup file be inside this batch file ?
Im downloading a 94 MB sh file. Shouldnt this be in compressed format ?
 
Old 09-08-2004, 11:10 PM   #7
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Yes, it's possible to store data in shell archive files, but I'm not sure if that's what's happening in your case. maybe your install script fetches what it needs from an HTTP or FTP server? You could just read the script to figure out what it's doing.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 04:37 AM   #8
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I dont think Im installing an installer that'll download files from a server. The size is 94mb. It should be the entire installation.
 
  


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