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Sourcing file from parent directory bash

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I try to source a file from my parent directory:

Quote:
directory/install.bash
directory/links.bash

directory/scripts/source.bash
Code:
#!/bin/bash
#source.bash
 . ../links.bash

but i get "file not found".
I tried . "../links.bash" and . '../links.bash'. I got on all methods the same result.
If i use the absolute path it works, but i don't want to use an absolute path.

Last edited by int3g3r; 03-30-2019 at 09:18 PM..
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How are you calling/executing the source.bash script and from what directory?
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Originally Posted by Scrutinizer
How are you calling/executing the source.bash script and from what directory?
./install.bash gets manual executed in a lxterminal window.

install.bash calls the source.bash with follow line: xterm -e "./scripts/source.bash"

source.bash gets executet in a new xterm terminal window.

After that, the. "../links.bash" gets called in the source.bash. I see "path not found" in the xterm window.

This is the absolute path directory:
Quote:
/home/username/install.bash
/home/username/links.bash

/home/username/scripts/source.bash

Last edited by int3g3r; 03-31-2019 at 06:56 AM..
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install.bash is run from /home/username, where xterm is called from as well, executing ./scripts/source.bash, pwd still pointing at /home/username. So ../links will be looked for in /home, where it, of course, does not reside.


This "mess" shows again, that it may prove use- and helpful to - at least consider to - use absolute paths in script systems.
This User Gave Thanks to RudiC For This Post:
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Originally Posted by RudiC
install.bash is run from /home/username, where xterm is called from as well, executing ./scripts/source.bash, pwd still pointing at /home/username. So ../links will be looked for in /home, where it, of course, does not reside.


This "mess" shows again, that it may prove use- and helpful to - at least consider to - use absolute paths in script systems.

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