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Old 01-03-2008, 08:16 AM   #16
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yes , typing histoire in my xterm and using it as a built-in function is what i want,
but i want to keep the functions in my .profile file !
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:31 AM   #17
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shall i mention the source / . command for the third time??
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:35 AM   #18
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i dont understand where to write that command ?
i dont have a .bashrc file.
the only file that i ve got is bash.bashrc and i dont have permission to write in that one,
so where should the source command go ..i have really no idea !
i am working using a knoppix cd ! i have a tmp directory that i ve added to my PATH !
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:44 AM   #19
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yes , typing histoire in my xterm and using it as a built-in function is what i want,
but i want to keep the functions in my .profile file !
Look, Bash works the way the Bash developers intend it to work. If you want it to work some specific way, then you need to take the time to understand how Bash works. Believe it or not there is a freely available reference manual for Bash.

You have (more than) enough information in this thread to keep your functions in ~/.profile and make them available when you execute Bash. But, I'll give you a hint...add the line source ~/.profile to ~/.bashrc and/or ~/.bash_profile.

If ~/.bashrc doesn't exist, then create it. I didn't read carefully enough earlier to see that you were using a LiveCD. I don't use LiveCD's very often, but I believe you have write permission to the home directory. I would also suspect that any files you create will be lost when you reboot. Unless you remaster the LiveCD, you'll have to recreate the files each time you use Knoppix. But, I don't know this for 100% sure.

If you can't write to the home directory, then you will need to use scripts and if your want to just call histoire, then you'll need a script named histoire in /tmp with /tmp added to your PATH. Again, I suspect you'll need to recreate the script each time you boot the LiveCD.

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Old 01-03-2008, 08:45 AM   #20
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source? wassat?
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:51 AM   #21
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i dont have a .bashrc file
all i have is a .profile file added to my PATH !
i already read everythg there is on shell scripting! on the linuxcommand.org website the info is just not enough, i ve been trying to work this one problem out since yesterday,
so i will stick to typing .profile <nameoffunction> for the time being
i dont know where to write this source sentence since i cant access the bash.bashrc file , so thats that i guess !
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:55 AM   #22
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ughh... wherever you are writing that, just add ". ~/.profile" instead, and then those functions will become local.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 09:05 AM   #23
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thank you for your help
i think that i should install Linux on my computer to be able to continue with this issue, the xterm just disappears everytime i type . .profile !

thanks again
maya
 
Old 01-03-2008, 09:43 AM   #24
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i already read everythg there is on shell scripting!
WOW!!!!

http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html
http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/abs-guide.html
 
Old 01-03-2008, 09:49 AM   #25
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are you making fun of me ?
read the sentence till the end smartboy !
i wrote:..on the linuxcommand.org website

and you re just too smart ? hah?
maybe u shouldnt be here in this blog, if u cant be nice !

maya
 
Old 01-03-2008, 05:00 PM   #26
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accessible means "being able to use them!"
i want to use the commands without having to go to where the file is, open it and run the commands , i want to use them like built-in commands !
the easiest way is to stash a link or the program itself in /usr/local/bin or the like. Or make your own program directory and add it to your $PATH.

edit: Missed second page. this won't work on a liveCD

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:28 PM   #27
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ughh... wherever you are writing that, just add ". ~/.profile" instead, and then those functions will become local.
OMG!!! That's just like sourcing stuphhh!!! FCOL! ! I can't fathom why nobody mentioned it before!!! !!! :-]
 
Old 01-03-2008, 05:35 PM   #28
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A bit pointless doing this in a live cd though, unless you never reboot?
 
  


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