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# 1  
Old 07-24-2009
my first shell script

Hey guys,

i am completely new to shell scripting. i have a problem which i am unable to resolve. here is what i did. i use cygwin on my computer

i opened vi editor and wrote my first shell script

#!/bin/bash
#SS1
#Usage:SS1
ls

i came back on console and ran this command :
$ SS1

I got an error bash : command not found.

This whole situation might sound really dumb , but please understand that i am completely new to cygwin.

thanks
Arsenalboy
# 2  
Old 07-24-2009
As it's your first shell script...

try
Code:
./SS1

# 3  
Old 07-24-2009
Your PATH probably does not contain the current directory. Type

Code:
echo $PATH

to see your full PATH

To execute your script try
Code:
./SSI

# 4  
Old 07-24-2009
As it was the guy's first shell script, I didn't want to confuse him with paths and stuff.

But I don't know cygwin much, and I don't know if he needs to chmod the file first, otherwise we're looking at

Code:
chmod 755 SS1
./SS1

or
Code:
bash ./SS1

It can all get a bit much.
# 5  
Old 07-24-2009
Also, setting the executable bit by running
Code:
chmod u+x SS1

might help
# 6  
Old 07-24-2009
my first shell script --still having problems

i opened vi editor and wrote my first shell script and saved it as SS1.sh

#!/bin/bash
#SS1
#Usage:SS1
ls

--came back onto console and tried the following
./SS1.sh
SS1.sh

Note: the shell script is stored on my D drive D:/scripts and the console on cygwin also points to the same folder D:/scripts

I tried echo $PATH and this is what i get
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/cygdrive/d/Perl/site/bin:/cygdrive/d/Perl/bin:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/DataAccess/ODBC/dll:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/RPL-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/Shared/Sybase Central 4.3:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/UAF-2_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/OCS-15_0/lib3p:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/OCS-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/OCS-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/ASE-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/ASE-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/DataAccess/ODBC/dll:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/RPL-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/Shared/Sybase Central 4.3:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/UAF-2_0/bin:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/OCS-15_0/lib3p:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/OCS-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/OCS-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/ASE-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/ASE-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew/OCS-15_0/lib3p:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew/OCS-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew/OCS-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew/ASE-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew/ASE-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/DataAccess/ODBC/dll:/cygdrive/c/RPL-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/Shared/Sybase Central 4.3:/cygdrive/c/UAF-2_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/OCS-15_0/lib3p:/cygdrive/c/OCS-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/c/OCS-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/ASE-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/c/ASE-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/DataAccess/ODBC/dll:/cygdrive/c/RPL-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/Shared/Sybase Central 4.3:/cygdrive/c/UAF-2_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/OCS-15_0/lib3p:/cygdrive/c/OCS-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/c/OCS-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/ASE-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/c/ASE-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/sybase/DataAccess/ODBC/dll:/cygdrive/c/sybase/RPL-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/sybase/Shared/Sybase Central 4.3:/cygdrive/c/sybase/UAF-2_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/sybase/OCS-15_0/lib3p:/cygdrive/c/sybase/OCS-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/c/sybase/OCS-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/sybase/ASE-15_0/dll:/cygdrive/c/sybase/ASE-15_0/bin:/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32:/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS:/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/System32/Wbem:/cygdrive/c/sybase/DBISQL/bin:/cygdrive/c/DBISQL/bin:/cygdrive/c/DBISQL/bin:/cygdrive/d/sybasenew1/DBISQL/bin:/cygdrive/c/sybasenew1/DBISQL/bin:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/QuickTime/QTSystem/:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft SQL Server/100/Tools/Binn/:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft SQL Server/100/DTS/Binn/:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft SQL Server/100/Tools/Binn/VSShell/Common7/IDE/:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/Common7/IDE/PrivateAssemblies/:/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32/WindowsPowerShell/v1.0

please help
thanks
Arsenal boy
# 7  
Old 07-24-2009
Well if the script is called SS1.sh, then you should do everything we suggested, but replacing SS1 with SS1.sh

To summarise:
Code:
chmod u+x SS1.sh
PATH=.:$PATH
SS1.sh


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