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Error in ksh script

I am running on IBM's AIX, a variant of unix.
In dir1/dir2 I have two files, test.cmd and test. The contents of test.cmd is:
pdpr -d $1 test
If I am in dir2 and issue the command ksh test.cmd prt, everything works correctly. If I am in dir1 and issue the command
dir2/test.cmd prt, I get the following error:
Cannot open file test.
Both file test.cmd and test have permissions 777.
Why is that happening and how can I fix it.
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jc31415
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tfewsterCommented:
`dir2/test.cmd prt` is executed in your current environment, i.e. in dir1; So it's looking for (and  failing to find) the data file "test" in dir1.

To fix it, you need to give the path to the file test within the script, e.g
pdpr -d $1 /dir1/dir2/test
Or, within the script, cd to the directory before running the `pdpr` command
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