How to run a Linux Command from a different other than Root in Linux

Posted on 2016-08-23
Last Modified: 2016-08-25
Hello Experts,

I would like to run the following script from a directory other than root:

./wrapper-linux -m ./i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2001 -- 1 > /dev/null 2>&1 & sleep 5

I would like to run this script in Linux from a directory called LAN, so tried

./LAN ./wrapper-linux -m ./i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2001 -- 1 > /dev/null 2>&1 & sleep 5

The only way to run the script is go enter the directory where the wrapper-linux file is (LAN) and run it from there.

Any thoughts?


Question by:Member_2_7966113
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Expert Comment

ID: 41766901
(cd directory ; ./wrapper bin ) &

Author Comment

ID: 41766921
Thanks for responding. I'm a complete novice to Linux, (never had to use it before). Attached is the script that I'm trying to run from a directory called Are you suggesting that I simply add CD; ./wrapper-linux -m ./i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2001 -- 1 > /dev/null 2>&1 & sleep 5 to script?

Author Comment

ID: 41766944
Sorry I meant simply add:
CD; LAN  ./wrapper-linux -m ./i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2001 -- 1 > /dev/null 2>&1 & sleep 5  to the end of the script?
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Accepted Solution

Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 500 total points
ID: 41767442
cd /LAN
../wrapper-linux -m ../i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2001 -- 1 > /dev/null 2>&1 &
sleep 5
../wrapper-linux -m ../i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2002 -- 2 > /dev/null 2>&1 &
sleep 5
../wrapper-linux -m ../i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2003 -- 3 > /dev/null 2>&1 &
sleep 5
../wrapper-linux -m ../i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2006 -- 6 > /dev/null 2>&1 &
sleep 5
../wrapper-linux -m ../i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2007 -- 7 > /dev/null 2>&1 &
sleep 5
../wrapper-linux -m ../i86bi-linux-l3-adventerprisek9-15.4.1T.bin -p 2008 -- 8 > /dev/null 2>&1 &
sleep 5
echo ""
echo "--------------------------------------------"
echo " LAB Routers started! -- by "
echo "--------------------------------------------"
echo ""

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or if you mean ./LAN then change that line #3 to:

cd ./LAN

Author Closing Comment

ID: 41770008
Thanks Gerwin, this seemed to fix the problem

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