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Old 06-30-2001
Data unix batch

Im new to unix so im sure this is a simple question for most of you. I want to know how to write a batch file for unix commands. for example, i want to be able to run the pine program by simply typing in p on the command line instead of spelling out the whole word.

thanks
# 2  
Old 06-30-2001
Which shell are you using?

It might be easier to create an alias for pine if your shell supports aliases.

For the bash shell you could put the following into your .bashrc file located in your home directory:

alias p='/usr/bin/pine'

Alternatively a shell script to execute the same thing:

#!/bin/sh

sh /usr/bin/pine

Andy Hibbins
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removed excessive blank lines for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-18-2004 at 11:19 AM..
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Old 06-30-2001
my default shell is csh, i think. mainly cuz there is no .bashrc in my root dir, but there is a .cshrc
this is what i put in the .cshrc file that you told me but it still doesnt work. and how do we make a shell script? i have no idea how to do it. i typed in the command u gave me but it gives me an event error.
Code:
###############################################################################
#
# .cshrc - This is a multi-platform user environment start-up file for
#        csh and tcsh instances.
#
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!  For information see /usr/local/dotfiles/README
#
###############################################################################


if ( -r /etc/env.path ) then
        set ENVPATH=`cat /etc/env.path`
else
        set ENVPATH="sun"
endif
set TARGET=.cshrc

alias p='/usr/bin/pine'

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added code tags for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-18-2004 at 11:19 AM..
# 4  
Old 06-30-2001
Change your shell to bash by using chsh or maybe editing the /etc/passwd file.

My .bashrc file looks like the following:
Code:
# ~/.bashrc

# System wide functions and aliases
# Environment stuff goes in /etc/profile

if [ -z "$PROFILE_LOADED" -a -e /etc/profile ]; then
    . /etc/profile
fi
alias mail='pine'
alias neton='ifup ppp0 &'
alias netoff='ifdown ppp0 &'
unset PROFILE_LOADED

# For some unknown reason bash refuses to inherit
# PS1 in some circumstances that I can't figure out.
# Putting PS1 here ensures that it gets loaded every time.
PS1="[\d \t \u@\h \W]>"

Andy Hibbins

added code tags for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-18-2004 at 11:20 AM..
 

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