script file extension/syntax
mimi.ka at gmx.de
Wed Oct 23 08:22:20 PDT 2002
Eric Miller wrote:
> What is the file extension for bash scripts, and can I just change the file
> extension on a .txt file to that and have it work properly? Also, what is
> the correct path to drop the script in to have it work from the command
> line, I think its /bin or /sbin. Does executing a script in linux require a
> special syntax (like @<scriptname>) or do I just type the filename if its in
> the right path?
under Linux/*nix 'Shell'scripts are normal textfiles, they do not depend
on a extension. They should be set executable and in the first row they
must have a line starting with "#!" and the interpreter (like
"#!/bin/sh" for a script using sh as shell). To execute the script you
had to call it with the complete path or with a relative path like "./"
for the current directory.....
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