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Old 04-01-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
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Lightbulb batch vs ??????


I want to know about the file which can run multiple commands in linux.
In windows we use the batch files which can run multiple dos command
I want to know how we run multiple command by double click
And also want to know the command "pause" which is window dos command.which command is used in linux.
for examlpe i want to compile a java source file In window we write
javac filename.java
pause

but in linux
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

thanks for reading
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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The method to put a number of commands in one file is a 'shell script'. It may use any extension (many people use .sh for scripts written for sh/bash), you need only to make sure it has executable permission set. The file looks this way
Code:
#!/bin/bash
command1
command2
In the script you can use if, for and similar constructions. Details are in 'man bash' (waring: very long).

Which result would you like to have by using pause? Stop after a screen? Then it'd be
command|less
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:43 PM   #3
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dos batch is ugly :}

In Linux we have bash-scripting ...

man bash for details.


in addition to what Mara said ...

If you want it to prompt for any kind of
interaction, use
read


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Old 04-01-2004, 06:11 PM   #4
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As for "pause", I think that would be "sleep".
For example, "sleep 2" would cause the script to pause for 2 seconds before continuing to the next command.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 06:13 PM   #5
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Darn, you beat me to brining up the sleep command. Well, simply put, shell scripts are much better than batch files because they're... easier? lol
 
Old 04-01-2004, 07:08 PM   #6
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It's been almost a decade since I wrote my last
batch-file, but I think pause actually waits 'til
you press enter?

Which is why I'd suggest "read something", and
not to evaluate that :)



Cheers,
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Old 04-01-2004, 10:42 PM   #7
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Good point...I don't know anything about bat files, so just suggested what I did know.
There's also "select", which is similar to read, though I can't recall how it's used at the moment....think it has to do with limiting the user to specific input.
 
  


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