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Old 07-25-2006, 01:08 AM   #1
postiwala
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differnce between . script and ./script


I have one script.
when I execute it..
I have to run by command . script instead of using ./script

can anybody explain it?

thanks
 
Old 07-25-2006, 01:24 AM   #2
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You did not 'chmod a+x script', I guess. '. script' is internal shell possibility to read the script as your input, ./script is asking kernel to load and execute the script, for which it has to be executable and preferably have #! line in header.
 
  


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