Posted by Kelvin on 04 Dec 2010 at 11:29 am | Tagged as: Ubuntu
Starting a new blog series on bash scripts you shouldn't live without.
Installation for scripts is simple: either add them to /usr/bin or add ~/bin to your bash path and place your scripts there. Don't forget to make the scripts executable!
Here's a complete example:
Suppose you wanted to create a script called foobar and make it accessible from anywhere.
First add create ~/bin, then add it to your bash path.
mkdir ~/bin gedit ~/.bash_profile
Add this to the end of the file:
Now you need to enter a new bash shell for your settings to take effect (or logout and log back in).
Then, go ahead and create the script:
Paste this in
Save and exit, then make the script executable.
chmod +x ~/bin/foobar
Now from any directory, you can type foobar and get this back:
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