Simple Tcl on Solaris

Posted on 2012-03-23
Last Modified: 2012-04-04
I have a pretty simple question.  I'm just trying to do a simple "hello world" example to get my brain moving.  

I'm trying to run (in a putty shell):

exec <myfile.tcl>

#!<tcl path here>

set outfile [open ["home/myid/myfile.txt w]
puts $outfile "here is my test"
puts "done"

however when i do, my putty window is closing down and my file is not being created.  I have verified that i have rwxrwxr-x permissions on the file (not getting a permissions conflict)

Pretty new to unix so thanks for the help.
Question by:gdspeare
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Accepted Solution

torakeshb earned 500 total points
ID: 37757399
Here is the corrected code.

set outfile [open "/home/rakesh/myfile.txt" w]
puts $outfile "here is my test"
puts "done"

save it as "myscript.tcl"
Then provide the execute privilege using the command "chmod 775 myscript.tcl"
Run the command using ./myscript.tcl

Author Comment

ID: 37758130
my tcl shell isn't in the the directory /usr/bin/tcl and some of the libraries it calls certainly are not.

Expert Comment

ID: 37758145
give the command "which tcl" will show the location of your tcl. You can change the location as per your system configuration.

Author Comment

ID: 37758315
Not familiar with this command.

I tried unix command: command "which tcl" which resulted in

/usr/bin/command[s]: which tcl: not found

Expert Comment

ID: 37758546
do you tcl installed? if you know the location of tcl then point to the tcl binary.

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