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how to create a .sh file to execute a series of commands

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Hi,

   I have some set of commands to execute frequently, when i keep each command in separate file with extension .sh and try to run them they were working fine. But when i try to put them together they were not working , i am new to unix/solaris pls give me tips on this.

Example
CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/xyz/abc.jar
export CLASSPATH
java Main

thanks,
KK

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Question by:hyder
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#!/bin/sh
CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/xyz/abc.jar
export CLASSPATH
/path/to/java Main

make sure your file is executeable, i.e.
chmod a+x my_script.sh
then run it
./my_script.sh

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by:shivsa
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these should work.
if u want more information to debug scripts.
try to set -x in the beginning and u can see where it is failing.

check where the java program with
1. #which java.

suppose it give /usr/local/bin.

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#!/bin/sh
CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/xyz/abc.jar
export CLASSPATH
/usr/local/bin/java Main.
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by:hyder
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Hi,

 Thanks for the response. I tried and its working fine. I am basically looking to have a .sh file to set ANT_HOME and run it before i run the ant scripts.

I wrote the file
#!/bin/ksh
ANT_HOME='/sabc/mydir/apache-ant'
export ANT_HOME
echo $ANT_HOME

when i run the above file i am able to see the ANT_HOME  value set. But after this when i tried to type the value of ANT_HOME again it is empty. I am doining this in the same session. I believe its opening a new shell to run the script and not reflecting the values to the parent shell. Pls suggest how to overcome this issue.

/>test.sh
/sabc/mydir/apache-ant
/>echo $ANT_HOME
/>
thanks,
H
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by:tfewster
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Correct, the script is starting a sub-shell, which inherits variable settings from its parent shell - But it doesn't work both ways.

To set the variables in the current shell, "source" or "dot in" the script :
sh, ksh -  `. /path/to/script` # Note the space after the "."
csh -  `source /path/to/script`
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by:Otetelisanu
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You must start the script

. ./script

with . the envirnemens go to your schell

Example:

[root@pluto:/db/xx]
[root@pluto:/db/xx] cat ttt
#!/bin/ksh

ANT_HOME='/sabc/mydir/apache-ant'
export  ANT_HOME

[root@pluto:/db/xx]
[root@pluto:/db/xx]
[root@pluto:/db/xx] echo $ANT_HOME

[root@pluto:/db/xx] . ./ttt
[root@pluto:/db/xx] echo $ANT_HOME
/sabc/mydir/apache-ant
[root@pluto:/db/xx]

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