[WNYLUG-Users] Shell command suggestions

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Tue Jul 19 16:05:21 EDT 2011


On 07/19/2011 08:55 AM, Aaron E. Durkee wrote:
> Hello Joe,
>    I usually create a variable with the full path of the command or script and then use the variable in the script.
>   
> LS=/bin/ls
> CP=/bin/mv
> export LS CP
>   
> #some code
> ...
> for i in `$LS /etc`;do $CP $i /home/config_backup/;done
> ....
> #some more code
>   
> It helps with porting only one place to change the script if the program or utility is in a different place.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe<josephj at main.nc.us>
> To: Western New York Linux Users Group Users Mailing List<users at wnylug.org>
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> Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 10:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [WNYLUG-Users] Shell command suggestions
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> On 07/18/2011 10:58 AM, Tyler Poland wrote:
>> Or add the script directory to the path through .bash_profile or
>> comparable depending upon the shell:
>> -----
>> PATH=$PATH:/path/to/scripts/
>> export PATH
>> -----
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Steve Castelli
>> <scastelli at roadrunner.com<mailto:scastelli at roadrunner.com>>  wrote:
>>
>>       or /home/mylogin/bin
>>
>>       On Sun, 2011-07-17 at 20:11 -0400, Neal Chapman wrote:
>>       >  Your scripts need to be on the system path someplace such as
>>       /usr/bin
>>       >  or /usr/sbin.
>>       >
>>       >  On Jul 17, 2011 5:01 PM, "Joe"<josephj at main.nc.us
>>       <mailto:josephj at main.nc.us>>  wrote:
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> Isn't this more advice about how to get them to execute (which isn't the
> problem - they do)?  I'm talking about the suggestions Linux makes when
> I mis-type one of the commands on the command line.  The response looks
> like it was generated by some sort of search of my package database.
>
> Joe
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Yes.  I do stuff like that as a matter of good practice.  But, again, 
that's not my question.  I'm *not* referring to typos in scripts (that 
may not have been clear), I'm referring to typos that I make directly at 
the raw command line.  That's the only place the "suggestions" ever show up.

Joe



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