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Old 11-16-2018, 11:46 PM   #1
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What are equivalent commands in a bash script created in debian for solaris?

I've created a script in debian and it runs correctly. I want to use it in other linux bases OS, such as solaris and hupex,...
Is there any way to convert it?
I have some commands that I don't know if there is in solaris or not! These are:
free -m
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there's two aspects to your question:
  1. it depends on the shell those distros are using, and which version of it. the easiest advice to give is to make all scripts POSIX compliant.
  2. nobody can tell you which external commands are available everywhere... things to do:
    a) use internal shell commands as much as possible
    b) for each external command, make a check if it can be used, maybe use an alternative if not or even let the script fail.
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The command which <command> will tell you if the command exists. Even on Solaris.

In what language/shell is the script written? Is that language or shell on the Solaris box?

Have you ported what you have to the Solaris box to test it? What happened?
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there is no general solution, so if I want to be strict: the original question cannot be answered (there are no equivalent commands available).
But [almost] in any case you can find a replacement which will do [almost] the same thing (or returns the same answer), but it depends on the OS, the command itself and probably on other things too.
So there is no automated way, but most probably there is a way to make it (the script) work - by hand.


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