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Old 01-17-2008
Change directory in a shell script

How do u change ur directory using a shell script??
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Old 01-17-2008
same way as you do it without a shell script.
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Old 01-17-2008
i tried giving the command 'cd /home/username' in my shell script and after executing the script i'm back in the directory where i started..
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Old 01-17-2008
cause you work in a subshell in your script. do something like this in your script:

#!/your/shell
cd /home/username
pwd
exit 0
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Old 01-17-2008
Sudhakar

May be you are in the same path before and after the execution of your script. Else please explain the scenario in detail.

Cheers,
Sudhakar
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Old 01-17-2008
I tried what u said.. But i'm still in the current directory and not in the one i specified in the shell script Smilie
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Old 01-17-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by laxmi
I tried what u said.. But i'm still in the current directory and not in the one i specified in the shell script Smilie
You can change the directory. But it depends on what you are trying to achieve with your script.

Run your script as
Code:
. ./myscript.sh

When you run the script in this manner, all the changes you make to env variables will remain after your exit the script.

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