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Old 08-21-2004, 06:19 AM   #1
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script execution

I am looking for a method to issue a general command in a script to test a DVD compilation in a current directory using xine.

If the current directory is /home/john/video/trial , the command to execute to perform the test would be: xine dvd:/home/john/video/trial/dvd/

If I could save the output of pwd to a string $DVD, I could execute: xine dvd:$DVD/dvd/

Can someone suggest how I can do so, or similar?
Old 08-21-2004, 08:50 AM   #2
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You can use:

Or just:
xine dvd:`pwd`/dvd/

In which case you may just want to use an alias as opposed to a script:
alias dvdtest="xine dvd:\`pwd\`/dvd/"
Old 08-21-2004, 04:58 PM   #3
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Thank you David

That did the trick,



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