rm:command not found in linux Bash shell script

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Old 12-15-2010
rm:command not found in linux Bash shell script

Hi All,

Linux lxs3er06 2.6.9-67.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Nov 7 13:58:04 EST 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


While executing shell scripts in bash shell, following error messages are thrown:

rm:command not found

On doing little investigation, I added '/bin' to $PATH and on doing echo $PATH

/bin is shown in $PATH but still the issue exists.

But on adding /bin/rm shell script now works fine without any issues.

But it doesn't work fine without adding /bin/rm as above.

Please advise as to how could we resolve this issue.

Thanks for your time!

# 2  
Old 12-15-2010
The running shell will not pick new modified $PATH.
export $PATH and then run script.
OR run script in a new shell/terminal.
# 3  
Old 12-15-2010
Please provide output of
 echo $PATH

If possible part of script too.

Also as quick solution. u can source your home dir .bashrc and .profile file in your script.
. /home/usr/.bashrc 
. /home/usr/.profile

This way u will have all your alias / PATH available for script.
# 4  
Old 12-15-2010
I am getting the following error while doing export $PATH
export $PATH
-bash: export: `/data/R12VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/perl/bin:/data/R12VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/bin:/data/R12VIS/apps/apps_st/appl/fnd/12.0.0/bin:
/data/R12VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/appsutil/jdk/bin:/bin:/home/applmgr/bin': not a valid identifier


---------- Post updated at 02:37 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:33 PM ----------

.bash_profile of the user 'abc':
. /data/R12VIS/apps/apps_st/appl/APPSVIS_lxs3er06.env

# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
        . ~/.bashrc

# User specific environment and startup programs

export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

export SCRIPTS=/data/R12VIS/scripts
export DISPLAY=lxs3er06.solutions.glbsnet.com:0

---------- Post updated at 02:39 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:37 PM ----------

Here's the script:
-bash-3.00$ cat XX_AOL_GEN_SCRIPT_RAMN.prog

echo "Actual Parameter : "$*
export $FCP_LOGIN=`echo $* | cut -d " " -f1 | cut -d "=" -f2 | sed 's/"//g'`
export $EXECUTE=`echo $* | cut -d " " -f5 | sed 's/"//g'`
export $PATH=`echo $* | cut -d " " -f6 | sed 's/"//g'`
echo "PATH : "$PATH
cd $PATH
cd $PATH
rm -rf Concurrent_Program
mkdir Concurrent_Program
chmod 777 Concurrent_Program
cd Concurrent_Program
echo "Something to check On" > outputfile.txt1

Last edited by Scott; 12-15-2010 at 03:46 PM.. Reason: Code tags
# 5  
Old 12-15-2010
You don't need to re-export the PATH if it is already exported:

> mkdir T1 && echo echo Hello > T1/Echo1 && chmod u+x T1/Echo1
/tmp/test1 > PATH=$PATH:T1
/tmp/test1 > Echo1

Please show the value of PATH, as mtomar suggests.

edit: You updated your post, see vbe's comments...

Last edited by Scott; 12-15-2010 at 03:49 PM..
# 6  
Old 12-15-2010
How did you load the path variable?
export $PATH
-bash: export: `/data/R12VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/perl/bin:/........:/bin:/home/applmgr/bin': not a valid identifier

What I put in red has nothing to do with PATH...

Last edited by Scott; 12-15-2010 at 03:51 PM..
# 7  
Old 12-15-2010
Value of PATH:

-bash-3.00$ echo $PATH

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