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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Following Symlinks to Actual Script Post 302351467 by cfajohnson on Tuesday 8th of September 2009 03:55:20 PM
Old 09-08-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffclough
I need to have my script know what directory it's in, even if it's run from a symlink located elsewhere.

There should be no reason to need to know that. Rethink your program design.
Quote:
Here's what I've come up with, for the benefit of anyone with a similar need, but I'm also interested to know if there's a more elegant solution. I'd rather not get into awk-land, but I couldn't get the quoting and escaping right with sed.

Code:
#!/bin/ksh
prog="$0"
echo "prog='$prog'"
while [ -L "$prog" ]; do
  prog=$(stat --format %N "$prog" | awk '{s=gensub("^.*-> ","","g");print substr(s,2,length(s)-2);}')
  echo "prog='$prog'"
done
dir=`dirname "$prog"`
echo "dir='$dir'"


You don't need awk:

Code:
prog=$(stat --format %N "$prog")
prog=${prog#* -> ?}
prog=${prog%?}

 

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ATF-SH(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						 ATF-SH(1)

NAME
atf-sh [-s shell] -- interpreter for shell-based test programs SYNOPSIS
atf-sh script DESCRIPTION
atf-sh is an interpreter that runs the test program given in script after loading the atf-sh(3) library. atf-sh is not a real interpreter though: it is just a wrapper around the system-wide shell defined by ATF_SHELL. atf-sh executes the inter- preter, loads the atf-sh(3) library and then runs the script. You must consider atf-sh to be a POSIX shell by default and thus should not use any non-standard extensions. The following options are available: -s shell Specifies the shell to use instead of the value provided by ATF_SHELL. ENVIRONMENT
ATF_LIBEXECDIR Overrides the builtin directory where atf-sh is located. Should not be overridden other than for testing purposes. ATF_PKGDATADIR Overrides the builtin directory where libatf-sh.subr is located. Should not be overridden other than for testing purposes. ATF_SHELL Path to the system shell to be used in the generated scripts. Scripts must not rely on this variable being set to select a specific interpreter. EXAMPLES
Scripts using atf-sh(3) should start with: #! /usr/bin/env atf-sh Alternatively, if you want to explicitly choose a shell interpreter, you cannot rely on env(1) to find atf-sh. Instead, you have to hardcode the path to atf-sh in the script and then use the -s option afterwards as a single parameter: #! /path/to/bin/atf-sh -s/bin/bash ENVIRONMENT
ATF_SHELL Path to the system shell to be used in the generated scripts. SEE ALSO
atf-sh(3) BSD
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