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Old 11-04-2016, 11:30 AM   #1
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Bash script from Microsoft Word to Terminal


I write a Bachelor Thesis whit Microsoft Word - I know I'm stupid - and want to put my scripts into it. But if I copy the script back to my bash script, Terminal don't do anything. No error, nothing.
I tried so much... very frustrated... Can someone help me please?

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Not sure why you would need to 'copy the script back' as copying does not delete anything (or it shouldn't). My guess would be that whatever editor you are using to re-create the scripts
with is putting some weird characters in the file. Assuming a Windows type editor, I would suggest running dos2unix over the file before running. Or, you could simply use an editor that is capable
of inserting unix line endings, something like notepad++.

If above is not the issue, you may want to provide a great more detail as the above is currently a guess based on your information (or lack thereof)
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As grail intimated, Linux and DOS (cli in MSWin) have different line-ending sequences, and full on apps like Word do even stranger things (formatting codes etc).

Basically, "don't do that"

Keep the runnable versions of your scripts separate; you can 'copy' them into Word or whatever, but don't bother with the reverse.

dos2unix is good for DOS to Unix (sic), but I'm not sure it can handle Word 'text' ...
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Control + V probably isn't going to paste in most terminals. Under some gnome terminal environments, Control + Shift + V will paste. Otherwise the middle mouse button will paste in an xterm. You could always type it out when all else fails. Or put it in a plain text file on a web server for easier access.
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A Bachelor Thesis (especially one that includes titles, mathematics, figures, indexes, bibliography etc) should have been done using LaTeX.
LaTeX is available on both Windows and Linux.

If you import Word into LaTeX you will lose all formatting. So you need to effectively redo all the formatting.


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