How to import a variable Used in Another Korn Shell Script?


 
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Old 08-22-2013
How to import a variable Used in Another Korn Shell Script?

Hi

I am using two shell scripts which are running on the system simultaneously. And in one of the script i am exporting an Integer Variable.

Now i want to use the variable in another script. But i cannot run the first script in the second as the first script has many other functions which cannot be run by the second script. I am mentioning this because i have see many solutions for this type of problem where running of the script is suggested.


First Script
Code:
JS_ST=Nowtime=$(date +"%k%M")
export JS_ST

Second Script
Code:
import JS_ST (As it is used in Higher Level programming Languages )

Can Anybody Help on the Above?

Last edited by vbe; 08-22-2013 at 12:21 PM..
# 2  
Old 08-22-2013
Not very clear...

What is stopping you to add those two lines at the beginning of your second script? (are you using other variables/function found elsewhere? in first script?)
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Old 08-22-2013
A simple solution would be to write the content of the variable to a file in the exporting script and read it in the importing script.
Named pipes might also be a possible solution.
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Old 08-23-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by vbe
Not very clear...

What is stopping you to add those two lines at the beginning of your second script? (are you using other variables/function found elsewhere? in first script?)
Well i have tried using "export" from the first script and "import" into the another but the values do not come


In the First Script

Code:
export TZ=EST5EDT

JS_ST=$(date +"%k%M")
export JS_ST
echo "The Launch Time now is $JS_ST"


And in the second script

Code:
export TZ=EST5EDT
import JS_ST
echo "The Job Stream Launch Time is $JS_ST"

But the Value JS_ST is not coming

---------- Post updated 08-23-13 at 04:26 AM ---------- Previous update was 08-22-13 at 09:34 AM ----------

So Finally i had to export the variable to a File and then i read it from the File.

Quite surprised, Shell scripting doesnt have export/import function.
 
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