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Old 12-20-2004, 03:55 AM   #1
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creating shell script programming using KNOPPIX.. help


just successfully run Knoppix in my pc. thank god!
i have to do shellscript programming using knoppix.

my problems are:
a) whats the notepad (in windows) equivalent here in knoppix?
b) what do i have to do to save my program in my hard disk?

please. i need help.

thanks in advance.

please do tell me about other things i need to know before doing shellscript programming.. im a first time linux user!
Old 12-20-2004, 04:04 AM   #2
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Since Knoppix is KDE, if I recall, probably Kate, though I'm sure vim's on there.

I forget the command but the Knoppix docs should say - basically there's a command to write a little tarball to your hard drive (probably floppy's an option, too) and you have to start Knoppix with an option like Knoppix_home=/partition to reload the settings (wrong syntax, I'm sure, but it's just an example). Knoppix used to have a sort of HTML readme on the desktop as well as boot up messages that explained all this.

For shell scripting, each starts with

#!/path/to/interpreter (usually sh)

and each must have

chmod 700 (or the like)

applied to it to make it executable. The rest is just stringing together commands and flow-control constructs and there's lots of sites on that with more details, as well as your man pages on your system - especially the one for the interpreter/shell you're using.

-- Just realized I compared Kate and vim to Notepad. But I mean, they're probably the editors you want to try scripting with. They're nothing like notepad, except that they come with the system by default and edit text.

Last edited by slakmagik; 12-20-2004 at 04:06 AM.
Old 12-20-2004, 04:28 AM   #3
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Probably kwrite or kate
vi also works if you want to run it through a terminal
Old 12-20-2004, 05:58 AM   #4
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please do tell me about other things i need to know before doing shellscript programming.. im a first time linux user!
  1. Don't work as root!
  2. Read books on scripting.
  3. Read this.
  4. Also read this.

That should get you started.
Old 12-20-2004, 08:12 PM   #5
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thanks guys! you really helped me!!!


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