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Old 01-03-2006
How to run unix commands in a new shell inside a shell script?

Hi ,
I am having one situation in which I need to run some simple unix commands after doing "chroot" command in a shell script. Which in turn creates a new shell.

So scenario is that
- I need to have one shell script which is ran as a part of crontab
- in this shell script I need to do a "chroot" to some particular directory .
- After chroot I need to run some unix command.

Here is the script
cd /safedir/rdns/opt/MKDownload
#java MKProcessor

Val=`diff /safedir/rdns/opt/MKDownload/sun.csv
/safedir/rdns/opt/RDNS1.1/WEB-INF/lib/sun.csv |wc

if [ $Val -gt 0 ];
# `mv /safedir/rdns/opt/RDNS1.1/WEB-INF/lib/sun.csv

# `cp /safedir/rdns/opt/MKDownload/sun.csv

/usr/sbin/chroot /safedir/rdns /bin/sh ------------------1
echo `pwd` -------------------------------------- 2
cd /opt/iws61/https-rdns/


So as apparent from script , after chrooting in line 1 , it creates a new shell and the execution of this script suspends there.
As soon as I 'exit' the shell the remaining commands from line 2 onwards execute in current shell and I get error. But as per my requirement the remaining commands need to run from chrooted directory only i.e new shell created as a result of command at line 1.

Please provide any insight how to solve this ?

Thanks in advance
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GPT_BUILD_CONFIG(8)					User Contributed Perl Documentation				       GPT_BUILD_CONFIG(8)

gpt_build_config - Returns a minimized list of ldflags from a list of globus packages and external libraries. SYNOPSIS
gpt_build_config -src <source metadata file> -f <globus_flavor_name> -link [static|shared] DESCRIPTION
gpt_build_config creates a file in it's current directory named that contains a list of necessary flags assembled from the build environment metadata of the packages on which the source metadata depends. This scanning is done recursively to cover the entire dependency tree. This script was initially inspired by the shell script gnome_config. LINK ORDER
The flag list returned by gpt_build_config is assembled in dependent order. A dependency between two libraries occurs when one library needs the symbols of another library in order to link correctly. For most linkers the library providing the symbols has to be linked after the library that needs the symbols. For example, from the line: -L/opt/Xpm/lib -lXpm -L/usr/lib/X11 -lXm -lX gpt_build_config assumes that the library Xpm is dependent on Xm which in turn is dependent on X. In addition, gpt_build_config assumes that Xpm is located in /opt/Xpm/lib and Xm and X are both located in /usr/lib/X11. BUGS
Circular dependencies between libraries are not supported. AUTHOR
Michael Bletzinger <> and Eric Blau <> perl v5.14.2 2012-04-30 GPT_BUILD_CONFIG(8)

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