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Power scripts problem

Hi, the only experience I have with Unix is on C360 workstations using 10.20 and Omniback II to restore email with HP Openmail. I have four brand new machines that I am installing the OS and software on, however, their are scripts that were written specifically for our tape process that I have gotten onto a new machine via FTP, but when I try to use them, they don't work. Can anyone help me understand why not??

Thank you! Smilie
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Have all machines got the operating system installed? What version? Post results on "uname -a".

How are you talking to the machines? FTP is just for file transfer.
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Have all machines got the operating system installed? What version? Post results on "uname -a".

How are you talking to the machines? FTP is just for file transfer.
I already have six machines, just got four new ones. All are identical, platform is HPUX 10.20. All the old ones have a directory named tapescripts and I have connected via ftp and said "get <name of script>" for each one in that directory. Is this wrong and that's why they don't work correctly on the new machines?
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If you got them by FTP, they are probably not executable: chmod 755 scriptname

If you already did that, is your problem could be that you need to do:

./scriptname

because root won't have "." in its PATH.
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Hi would you mind telling me exactly what the chmod command will do. Do I have to do that for each individual script name? Not a Unix expert, I should probably be in the Unix for dummies forum. Let's just say I would guard these scripts with my life cuz they save me a crapload of headaches. I didn't write them, needless to say.
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I turned on all the permissions for all the tape scripts, I noticed that this is how the scripts are set on the older machines. Unfortunately, they still won't run.
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What error do you get ? and can we have a look at the shell script?
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