Nano editor setup
Nano terminal editor code syntax highlighting and color setup
Open .nanorc file in your home directory and put this inside:
set titlecolor white,blue
set statuscolor white,blue
set keycolor yellow,blue
set functioncolor white
After nano restart editor, your file should look like :
This should work in the linux or in windows/cygwin environment.
How to write bash script
I am using cygwin on windows and I wish to use bash as my primary scripting tool.
Write script file with the special first line which define interpreter. Put file in a folder accessible from anywhere (folder must be on the PATH). Change file characteristics to be executable (chmod +x).
/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Notepad++/notepad++.exe $@ &
This script will call notepad++ editor and open file from passed parameters (test.txt).
Unix (LF) – proper line endings
Well, don’t forget (like I was), that cygwin is linux on the windows ! It means , your script files need to be in proper format, as on linux. If you use console editors as for example “nano”, it will work automatically, but with notepad++ (windows app), files will be created with windows line endings by default.
You need to change line endings with right click menu … to Unix(LF) , or on the menu /Edit/EOL Conversion/.
echo $myvar1 $myvar2
If you ran demo script and you didn’t get expected “Hello World” but only ” World” maybe, well check your line ending definition.
Want to know more ? Look at this nice little beginners bash tutorial or special hacker web site.