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Old 08-31-2003, 11:03 PM   #1
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Getting "event not found" when making scripts

I'm trying to write shell scripts but everytime I try I get and error saying "!/bin/bash: event not found" I've tried typing
and the same thing with sh instead of bash and I always get the same errors. Am I missing something? I have install bash and I see it as an program. Thanks
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This happens when you create _any_ script?
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output this:
ls -alc /bin/bash*
Old 09-01-2003, 09:17 AM   #4
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Well how do you right a script? I open a terminal and type "!/bin/bash" and I get "event not found" same with when I just type "#!/bin/bash" The mandrake howto I have has
echo Hello World
I can't get to the Hello World part because when I hit enter I get event not found.
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 625516 Aug 31 11:16 /bin/bash*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Aug 31 11:16 /bin/bash2 -> bash*
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Shell scripts are contained in text files... You don't type them on the command-line directly. Open a text editor and go to town...

The first time you try to run the script, save it, and at a command-line type:
chmod u+x filename

That will make the file executable. Then type:

That will run the script. The ./ at the beginning is to make sure the script in the current directory is run.

The "#!/bin/bash" line should be the first line in your script, and it tells the system that you want bash to interpret the commands in the file.
Old 09-01-2003, 12:37 PM   #6
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That works, I wasn't quite understanding how to do that but it makes sense now


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