Bash script

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).

#!/bin/sh
/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Notepad++/notepad++.exe $@ &
$ chmod +x note

This script will call notepad++ editor and open file from passed parameters (test.txt).

$ note 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.

2016-11-24-21_30_20-h__home_demo-notepadYou need to change line endings with right click menu … to Unix(LF) , or on the menu /Edit/EOL Conversion/.

2016-11-24-22_16_49-settings Example

#!/bin/sh
myvar1=Hello
myvar2=World
echo $myvar1 $myvar2

2016-11-24-22_25_59-settingsIf 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.

 

 

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