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Old 07-22-2004, 05:28 PM   #1
spectrescape
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Specifying target directory for command in bash shell script?


hi guys,
so i'm attempting to do some shell scripting using bash, and i'm stuck on one little thing - i've got a certain command i want to run in the script, but i need to specify the directory to run the command on, and i don't know how to do that. now the details:

in the command line, i would just run the command:
ls *jpg *JPG *AVI *avi > list.photos.temp

while in the directory i want to run it on. it looks at the current directory, finds all the files of the specified type, and prints their names to a file. that works.

BUT...i want to put the command into a script, and the script will be running from a different directory. so basically, how do i make this specific line of code run on a directory other than the one the script's in?

thanx in advance.

Last edited by spectrescape; 07-22-2004 at 05:31 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 05:37 PM   #2
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HA - solved it like 5 minutes after that post by (what else) reading the man page!

RTFM strikes again...
 
  


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