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Old 10-15-2009
Self destructive script

How should i write a script so that the script will destroy(delete) itself once it completes execution.

Thanks?
# 2  
Old 10-15-2009
delete itself -- in bash.

Add the following at the end of the script.

Code:
unlink $0


Note: Use it with caution.
# 3  
Old 10-15-2009
ksh

Would it serve the same purpose in ksh?
# 4  
Old 10-15-2009
Following the theme of "thegeek", there is no reason to destroy an audit trail in a commerical environment. It is normal practice to place temporary scripts under a unique name in /var/tmp or /tmp and delete them after a week.
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Old 10-15-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegeek
Note: Use it with caution.
...especially since $0 isn't always what it's supposed to be. Daemons often call scripts with very odd parameters and paths...
# 6  
Old 10-15-2009
I understand what "thegeek" is saying.
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Old 10-15-2009
Absolutely. Never hurts to fill in a little detail for the google audience though.

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