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Old 09-26-2005, 10:39 AM   #1
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Problems compiling a simple shell program

I'm not into heavy programming or anything, but I'd just like to know how to create and compile just a simple program of a few shell commands to make things easier, save having to type in a list of commands manually in shell each time I want them performed.

Just something along the lines of: (simple shell commands)

cp /*/file /*/directory
cp /*/file2 /*/directory2
rm /*/file /*/directory
mount -t .... [etc.]

I tried using Kdevelop: scripting , but the help files were poor and contained no information on how to compile into a proper program. (That section in the help file had the words "yet to be written" or something).

*So what program would I use?*
*And what buttons would I have to click on to compile in this program?*(simple language would help! i.e. point here and click there)

Also, would anyone know how I would get this program file (once it has been compiled) to autostart with KDE?

Thanks a lot

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Old 09-26-2005, 10:52 AM   #2
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Shell scripts are interpreted, not compiled. Open a text editor of your choice and create a file like:

echo hello world
Save it, and add the executable bit (chmod +x), and then run it: ./scriptname
Old 09-26-2005, 10:54 AM   #3
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You just write the commands in a text file. No compilation required.

The file should start with
then just have each command on its own line. To make the script executable, do 'chmod +x /path/to/script'.

To have the script run automatically, have a look in ~/.kde . There should be a directory called 'Autostart'. Just stick the script in there.


Last edited by ilikejam; 09-26-2005 at 10:55 AM.
Old 09-26-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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Hey! You guys sound pretty knowledgeable.

Could you help me with another easy problem? (about setting flags in sudo)
Despite the simplicity of the question, I'm beginning to think I should have put it in the programming forum!

P.S. Does anyone know how to bump a post back up to the top? (My q is on about page 3 by know and it hasn't been resolved yet).


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