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Old 11-07-2001
file with executable permission

Hi All,
How can we execute a Unix file (shell script), which had given "Execute" permission using
chmod +x file1

If i want to execute that file.
prompt>./file1
Hello

How can i make the file permission or something else. such that i can execute it using
prompt>file1
Hello

Note :
file1 contains :
echo "Hello"

Any comments...
Anent
# 2  
Old 11-07-2001
add current directory to the PATH variable. You can do this by modifying .profile/.cshrc and place a . before other other directories in the path.
# 3  
Old 11-08-2001
Well, if you're going to do that, I would recommend that you add the "." at the <b>end</b> of your PATH. You can add something like this to the end of your login script:
Code:
PATH="${PATH}:."

It is a little more secure this way...

One note:
If you are the superuser (root), it is not recommended to add the current directory to your path! You might end up running something you didn't mean to run.
# 4  
Old 11-08-2001
can somebody explain me the meaning of placing a "." at the end of a path as mentioned above.
Smilie
sskb
# 5  
Old 11-08-2001
A . means the current directory .... normally the directory you are in at the time when you are in a shell.
# 6  
Old 11-09-2001
thanks Neo. I was confused with the adamant usage of "./" which i generally use for stating the current directory. thanks again
sskb
# 7  
Old 11-12-2001
Thanks for all,
Its working fine.
Regards
Anent
 

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