Bash script modular functions


I am trying to "include" fucntions from a files in my bash scripts similar to the way PHP does it.

For example if I have a file called which includes commonly used functions, I want to include that in every bash script.

What I want to do is similar to php's include function. Is this possible?

Thanks for any and all help
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Simply test the following:

source functions_file

heres an full example:



function hello() {
        echo "Hello World";

you dont need to include the #!/bin/bash header in your fuctions because its already included
in your main file e.g.

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jculkincysAuthor Commented:
I like it

Thank you kindly

P.S. are getting sick of answering my simple questions? haha
hehe Never :) I enjoy helping others
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