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Old 05-31-2004, 01:53 AM   #1
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Need help running scripts from scripts

Let's say I have a script called "file" and I'm wanting to run the script with "file.cfg" sent to it.

Normally, I can just browse to the directory and run it there like so.
cd /path/to/script
./file "file.cfg"

What I want to do, is set up different script files to run the other script with different cfg files. I created a dir for my scripts located at /sh/

What do I put in the scripts to run the other script with different arguments sent to it? I want files /sh/runfile1, runfile2, and runfile3

I tried putting ./path/to/script/file "file.cfg" and instead of executing the file, it opens it to edit

Any help would be great, Thanks a lot!
Old 05-31-2004, 02:04 AM   #2
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You'll need the '.' (dot) only when you want to run the script from the current directory. Giving the full path to script without the "." would run the script.
Old 05-31-2004, 02:23 AM   #3
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make a script called script that contains
nameofscript /sh/$1

put that script in your path, then run it with
nameofscript nameofconfig
Old 05-31-2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! I'm still quite ne2w to Linux and so far the experience has been pretty fun. I just thought the . meant to execute the script. All of htem I have started have been in the same directory so I used the . each time. Thanks again!


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