[Novalug] question on scripts and ubuntu
rrognlie at gamerz.net
Mon Dec 15 13:23:57 EST 2008
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 01:20:32PM -0500, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> i have some folders on my usb connected external drive.
> generally if I am at the command line and I want to access them I have to
> do a fairly long path in the command:
> for example
> cd /media/USB4/LongDescriptiveFolderName
> I am trying to write a script to do the cd
> Here is an example
> echo "welcome"
> cd /media/USBDH4
> i made it executable with a chmod command
> however when I run it - it reports that it did cd to the partition in
> question but after it exits i am still in the /home/bdz partition
Right as it should
Anything that a script does is "local" to that script
if you want a script to execute as though it were part of your
shell environment, you might try "."
$ . script/that/does/the/cd
> any suggestions?
> also where is the set up for the contents of the path command stored in
> Ubuntu? I need to modify it to include /home/bdz/bin
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