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Old 12-26-2007, 07:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy SHELL scripting/ shell functions


hellow,

does anyone know a good website for scripting-newbies ? I found a tutorial on lingucommand.org, but there seems to be syntax-errors!
so can anyone help me in writing shell functions?

thanks alot in advance

maya
 
Old 12-26-2007, 07:53 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by mayaabboud View Post
I found a tutorial on lingucommand.org, but there seems to be syntax-errors!
Do you mean linuxcommand.org?

Which commands were giving you syntax errors? I'd be quite surprised if that website had syntax errors in its examples!
 
Old 12-26-2007, 07:58 AM   #3
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shell scripting

yes , linuxcommand.org

well, i tried the same program, as written on my computer and it didnt give the results they said it would, here s the example given, ofcourse i saved it in a file rather than directly on the prompt !

[me@linuxbox me]$ function today {
> echo "Today's date is:"
> date +"%A, %B %-d, %Y"
> }
[me@linuxbox me]$
 
Old 12-26-2007, 08:06 AM   #4
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there doesn't seem to be any problem with the syntax of that function

Quote:
sycamorex@debian205:~$ function today {
> echo "Today's date is:"
> date +"%A, %B %-d, %Y"
> }
sycamorex@debian205:~$ today
Today's date is:
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
sycamorex@debian205:~$
When you create a file:
$ emacs today_date

Quote:
#!/bin/bash

function today {
echo "Today's date is:"
date +"%A, %B %-d, %Y"
}

today
exit 0
$ chmod +x today_date
$ ./today_date
Today's date is:
Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Last edited by sycamorex; 12-26-2007 at 08:10 AM.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 08:10 AM   #5
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shell scripting

try saving it in a file,

can u show how to do that?

thx alot for ur help
 
Old 12-26-2007, 08:12 AM   #6
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oh yes i see
thx
 
Old 12-26-2007, 08:18 AM   #7
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thanks a million

now it worked, guess it was the last two lines that were missing !

maya
 
  


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