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MySQL How to source a file in KSH -- Please help !!!

Hi,
Can anyone tell me how to source a file inside a KSH script.
I can do it in CSH using the "source" command.
source /home/tipsy/sourceme.prf

What is the equivalent command in KSH? I tried "exec" but after executing the statement no furthers statements are executed.

Please let me know.

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Tipsy.
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. /home/tipsy/sourceme.prf
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Thanks that worked.

I was trying . ./home/tipsy/sourceme.prf and breaking my head.

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That would work if your current working directory is "above" where "home" is. So if "home" is somewhere like /u01/home, then, if your current working directory is /u01, then your attempt would work. Since you said that my suggestion worked, your "home" is mounted from "/" and will allways fail.
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how to source a csh file from ksh

I have some common parameters established by setenv in a csh file.
I can "source" this file ( " source /path/aaa.csh " ) from inside a csh file and then access those parameters from the calling script.

I wish to source the same csh file from inside a ksh script; but the ksh script processor refuses to recognize the #!/bin/csh statement in the csh file; and therefore refuses to process a setenv; it expects an export statement.
(I used " . /path/aaa.csh " in the ksh script)

I don't want to create a ksh version of this parameter file. Is there a way to source a csh file from a ksh calling routine?

Thank for any insight and guidance you can provide.
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I have this exact, same question. Did you ever get an answer to come up with an alternate solution?
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Did you ever get an answer OR come up with an alternate solution?
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