How do I run .sh scripts?

To run a .sh script, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure the script is executable by running the following command:Copy codechmod +x
  2. Open a terminal window.
  3. Navigate to the directory where the script is located using the cd command.
  4. Run the script by typing ./ and pressing Enter.

Alternatively, you can run the script by typing bash

If the script is located in a directory that is not in your current directory, you will need to specify the full path to the script, like this:


Here are some additional things you might want to know about running .sh scripts:

  • You may need to specify the interpreter to use to run the script. For example, you can run the script using bash, zsh, or sh, depending on which shell you want to use.
  • Some scripts include a “shebang” at the top of the script file, which specifies the interpreter to use. For example, the first line of the script might look like this:Copy code#!/bin/bash In this case, you can run the script simply by typing ./, and the correct interpreter will be used automatically.
  • You can pass arguments to the script by including them after the script name, like this:Copy code./ argument1 argument2 Inside the script, you can access the arguments by using the $1, $2, etc. variables, which correspond to the first, second, etc. arguments passed to the script.
  • You can set the environment variables for the script by using the export command before running the script. For example:Copy codeexport VARNAME=value ./ Inside the script, you can access the value of the VARNAME environment variable using the $VARNAME variable.

I hope this helps! If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

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