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Old 01-07-2004, 09:43 AM   #1
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change file format

I'm try to get Popfile 19.1 to load on start up.

Popfile works fine, I understand where to put the shell script in init.d and rc0.d etc and number it accordingly, and I have the script required saved as a plain text file.

How do I change a plain text file to a shell script, ie how do you change a file type/format?

I am fairly new to Linux, maybe my windows knowledge is causing a brain fart, and I'm sure this is probably a very easything to do, but I CAN'T figure it out, so be gentle on me!

Old 01-07-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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chmod +x shellscriptfilename
Old 01-07-2004, 09:47 AM   #3
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PS: linux does not care about file extensions.

If you want a file to execute by just typing it's name add this line to the very top of the file:


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