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Old 08-02-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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Post cannot execute script file from shell

I have redhat 9.0 linux

Say i have a created small script file:
$cat > temp

then i made it executable by $chmod +x temp

now if try to execute the file, i get
bash: temp command not not found.

How can i run the temp file?

also i have installed jdk1.4.0_04.
every time i reboot my system, ihave to export the path as :
export PATH=/usr/java/jd..../bin:$PATH

is there a way to sotre the PATH in some file so that i don't have to export everytime I login.

when i used to work in school, i had save the PATH in
cat $HOME/.profile.

but i am not able to open $HOME/.profile in my home computer with Redhat 9.0.

Your suggestion is highly appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Old 08-02-2003, 02:29 PM   #2
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Old 08-02-2003, 02:30 PM   #3
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I am assuming that you are using BASH shell. To determine this enter:
echo $SHELL

and it will print out the name of your shell.

1.) You have to add:

at the start of the script. You can determine where you bash is with:
whereis bash

If you are using another shell, like csh or ksh, you have to change that ( #!/bin/ksh for example).

2.) You can create a file called .bash_login in your home directory and add:
export PATH=$PATH:/what/ever

Old 08-02-2003, 02:31 PM   #4
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As for the path - try puting it in:
Old 03-04-2008, 07:02 AM   #5
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Angry script executed inside another script dont make changes


I have a script B that is executed inside a main script A. The script B make some changes in the environment variables like JAVA_HOME.
When I execute script B in command line everything's fine and the variables are updated.
When I execute script A, apparently the script B outputs the right things but the variables are not updated at the end. I've tried all the ways:


please help me!!!!!


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