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Old 05-09-2006, 10:20 PM   #1
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scripts? how

ok even with a wierd keyboard glitch that seems unsolvable i find my self doing a lot of typing
one examble is hamachi
cd network
cd tools
hamachi start
hamachi login
hamachi go-online NETWORKNAME

then to start up the bf1942 server its
cd ..
cd ..
cd bf1942
bfsmd -restart -start -priority 1 -daemon +statusmonitor 1 (though the + bit doent work as thiers no screen to put it in if i remove daemon it works but i cant logout)

its annoying typing all that in everytime i tried putting it in a txt file removing the txt bit and calling it bfscript but what do i type to make it work?
bfscript says bash file not found (ok words to that affect) i even tried chmod +x bfscript as root but no go

im stuck ...again
Old 05-09-2006, 10:40 PM   #2
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OK. It seems that your shell is bash.

To write a bash script to do all that, use a text editor to create a script (for the sake of argument, let's call it

The first line of the script MUST be #!/bin/bash (the provervial she-bang line).
Then, just type in the commands as you have listed them (one command per line).

For the sake of completeness, include the last line 'exit 0'. Within bash, you can query an app to see if it executed properly. If the exit return is 0, it ran successfully. Any other return means it ended with an error.

For more on writing bash scripts, see:
Bash Guide for Beginners
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide

PS. If you alrady have a somewhere, and if that location is not in the user's or root's path, you wil get the "comand not found" error. You must specify the full path to the location of that script, or cd to that subdirectory, then issue the command thusly: ./ The leading ./ tells bash that the script is located in this directory (if you use the full path, the leading ./ is not necessary).

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