Trying to make a bash script (on mac) that creates a folder then runs a bunch of scripts in that folder. I want to echo the absolute path to folder and prompt user to confirm before taking action.
The script takes a relative path as an argument, how do I convert to an absolute path before creating the folder?
!/bin/bash if [[ $# -eq 0 ]] ; then echo 'Whoa! You dont want to do that! you need to tell me where to put it' exit 0 fi ORG_DIR=$(pwd) #here I want to get path before making directory, I've only figured out how to do after. mkdir ../$1 cd ../$1 NEW_DIR=$(pwd) echo "Running scripts in" echo $NEW_DIR read -p "Are you sure? (y/n) " -n 1 -r if [[ ! $REPLY =~ ^[Yy]$ ]] then # run a bunch of scripts fi
How do I get the absolute path of NEW_DIR before making it?
Note: Platform is OSX, I don't need to support other 'nix variants.
EDIT: Sat, 29
I realized that in an effort to trim the question down to essential details only, I trimmed to much, my apologies.
This script exists in (for example sake)
I intend the script to generate a project in (or whatever path is entered)
It runs a combination of npm scripts, and copying files from
The rest of the script works fine now, however I recently accidentally hit enter on the wrong dir. Since this script is intended for my use only (and not sudo), I'm trying to add a sanity check, not a security check to the beginning of the script. Must type Y and enter after looking at the dir.
I'm trying to get an absolute path and what I'm getting is
I'm trying to get it to echo
prior to creating the directory. (sometimes the path is far more complex)
In node we have
In php or c its
I cant seem to find an equivalent command in osx bash, is there one? or do I need to parse the string?