Using color in scripts


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# 15  
Did so.

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/home/andy/bin/my-hilite: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable
/home/andy/bin/my-hilite: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable
/home/andy/bin/my-hilite: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable
/home/andy/bin/my-hilite: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable
/home/andy/bin/my-hilite: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable

And I have a runnaway script. :-)

I use the Mate-Terminal.

What terminal have you tested it on?
# 16  
I had to change my-hilite to ./my-hilite as I ran both files from my current directory:

My terminal is the default Apple Macbook Pro OSX 10.14.3, a derivative of xterm IIRC.

I called the first file 'Colour_test.sh' and the second 'my-hilite' see attached image.
The code works perfectly.


EDIT:
It's late here.
Goodnight all...
Using color in scripts-colourspng

Last edited by wisecracker; 04-11-2019 at 08:11 PM.. Reason: See EDIT:
# 17  
I know you are catching some zzzs, so maybe someone else can solve a mystery.

I have no Colour_test.sh.

Where did that come from?
# 18  
In post #5 in this thread drl gave you two scripts and showed you the output the first script produced when it was run after the second script had been installed under the name my-hilite.

It seems that wisecracker installed those two scripts on his system naming the first script Colour_test.sh and naming the second script my-hilite. When wisecracker ran Colour_test.sh it produced the output that drl showed us in post #5 and that wisecracker showed us again in post #16. I also installed those two scripts on my system with the same names that wisecracker used, and when I ran Colour_test.sh it also produced the output that drl showed us in post #5.

We are all having a hard time understanding how you installed two files named my-hilite in the same directory. But, if you had installed what we are calling Colour_test.sh in a file named my-hilite and invoked it with the name my-hilite that would indeed produce the output you showed us since that script was very busy calling itself until you exceeded the number of processes your operating system allowed to to run concurrently.
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# 19  
I am thoroughly confused.

I will stick with my tput script.

It fulfills my needs and is not overly complex.

When you say "install" what exactly do you mean.

I understand it as

1. Creating the script or scripts
2. Making it executable
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