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Old 04-04-2008
CPU & Memory Calling shell functions from another shell script


I have a query ..
i have 2 scripts say and contains many functions written using shell scripts. is a script which needs to call the functions definded in
function calls are with arguments.
Can some one tell me how to call the functions from

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 04-04-2008
CPU & Memory

I have done a bit more research.
I know this is not possible especially with arguments. but still there should be a way out ..

# 3  
Old 04-04-2008
fun1() {
  typeset arg1="${1}"
  echo "in arg1->[${arg1}]"
echo "in"

fun1 "foo"

# 4  
Old 04-04-2008
SmilieThank you vgersh99 !!
# 5  
Old 04-04-2008
There is a better way of doing what you want to do using FPATH and/or autoload

For example, suppose you create the following directory within your home directory and put your function scripts in this directory. The filename should be the function name.

mkdir ~/.kshfunctions

In your .kshrc file, define the FPATH variable to point to that directory:

export FPATH=~/.kshfunctions

Functions will then be loaded on an as needed basis and results in faster script startup. To get a listing of which functions are actually currently loaded, just type 'functions' at the prompt. Use whence to find a function.

echo "in"
fun1 "foo"

# fun1
function fun1
  print "In function fun1 arg1->[$1]"

In fun1 arg1->[foo]

# 6  
Old 04-05-2008
Originally Posted by fpmurphy
There is a better way of doing what you want to do using FPATH and/or autoload

That is limited to the Korn shell and will not work in any other shell.
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Old 04-05-2008
Yes, I agree, it is limited to ksh93.

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