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Old 11-12-2007
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How would i go about creating a shell that will allow me to change file status and copy from one directory to another??

I would appreciate it if you could give me a website with a tutorial so i can read it or just let me know.
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Old 11-12-2007
Creating a shell ? Are you going to write a new shell or do you want to use one of the existing shells.

change file status - whether it is readable / writable something like that.
man chmod

copy from one directory to another -
man cp

there are many good tutorial links in the forum please search for them Smilie
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Old 11-12-2007
what do you mean with file status? is this about atribute?
you can use ls -al to know about the atributes.

chmod to change the atribute, reade write, execute.
chown to change the owner.

To copy directory you must add recursive option
#cp -Rf dirA dirB

man cp, chmod, chown etc.
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Old 11-12-2007
I meant write my own shell not use one of the previous ones, how would i do that, is it even possible.

Thank you for the other stuff i kind of knew some of that stuff like chmod and cp
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Old 11-12-2007
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Originally Posted by kaka
how would i do that, is it even possible.
It must be possible, somebody (or team) must have written the existing shells. Smilie

Look in the high-level programming section, you should see a couple of people writing their own.

When I am writing my own interpreter...

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