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Old 10-22-2004, 01:33 AM   #1
Neorio
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bash scripting - how to make config file?


I have several scripts which all have common variables.
How to I modify the scripts to read a single config file containing these common variables?

At the moment all my scripts have a section up the top which defines the same variables.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 02:52 AM   #2
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Let's say you have eg. file config.rc containing:
Code:
foo=bar
baz=bafl
Now having line
Code:
source /path/to/config.rc
in other script should include the variables there.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 04:52 AM   #3
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Thanks.

I also found another way to do it, simply by loading the config file with variables and having them loaded in using the period command within the script.

. /configpath/configfile
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:39 AM   #4
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That is fundamentally the same solution; "." is an alias for "source".
 
  


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