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Old 10-16-2006, 10:29 AM   #1
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run a script line by line

I would like to run a simple script line by line to test each line... is that possible?
Old 10-16-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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no, because some line (in loops etc) are dependant on previous lines in the file. feel free to try it to see what i mean.
Old 10-16-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
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Running a C shell script, line by line

(I'm assuming that when you said you wanted to run a script you meant a C shell script)

I don't know of any way to run it line by line but ...

You can turn on the x and v options to have it display what it's executing after expanding any wild card characters like "*" and what the results were. To do this start the script like this:

csh -xv /home/jay/myscript.csh arg1 arg2

If you get a lot of output from this, you may want to redirect it to a file.
Old 10-16-2006, 02:52 PM   #4
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As my neighbor jyoung4 from across the river says, "-vx" is about all you can do easily. You can be more more precise by setting and unsetting the echo and verbose variables so that you don't need to slog through a lot of output. See man csh for information (but it's just:
set echo
set verbose


unset echo
unset verbose
so there isn't much more to it.)

If you are really ambitious, the O'Reilly Learning the bash Shell book has a chapter on writing a script debugger. Of course, you'd need to make a lot of changes. It does breakpoints, steps, etc., all the stuff you might want to do.

Some people, perhaps most, feel that csh-related shells are not suitable for scripting. There are many drawbacks -- see this, but sometimes we just need to get a job done.

Best wishes ... cheers, makyo

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