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Old 09-26-2002, 10:47 PM   #1
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how to run a shell script in Linux


I have downloaded script in my Linux . i dont khow
how to run that script and make it working.

also i have a basic doubt , what is script . why do we need scripts
to run certain programs

Old 09-26-2002, 11:16 PM   #2
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make sure the script has execute permision
chmod u+x <scriptname>
then type ./<scriptname> in the directory the script is in
Old 09-27-2002, 01:19 PM   #3
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In my experience, i've used "sh ./<>" A shell script is basically a text file that has a bunch of commands in it. like this srcipt:
cd /usr/src
ls -l

will change to /usr/src/ and then do a ls -l.


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