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Old 01-30-2008
get script name

So, I need to write a script with some functions and what not. I need to find out what the name of the script running is. how would I go about doing that? Please let me know.

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Old 01-30-2008
Assuming that you are writing a shell script, the name is in $0
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Old 01-30-2008
Juts to expand on what dangral said , POSIX states $0 is the name of the shell script

* If you invoke the shell script as "./shellscript", then $0 will be "./shellscript"
* If you invoke the shell script as "/home/mpf/shellscript", then $0 will be "/home/mpf/shellscript"

One caveat, however, is that if you define functions in ksh using the
function funcname { .... } syntax then $0 will be set to the function name, not
the name of the shell script.
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Old 02-01-2008

export SCRIPT_NAME=$(basename $0)


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