Questions tagged [sh]

sh stands for a shell. It is also often used as extension for a shell script.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
20 views

MSYS2 - Change to /bin/sh

How would I switch my default shell from bash to sh in MSYS2? Even just trying to do something as simple as pacman -S sh tries to install bash.
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
45 views

/bin/sh is symlinked to bash, but completely different?

If I do ls -l /bin/sh: I get lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Jan 9 00:01 /bin/sh -> bash However, when I start sh, I get a completely different prompt than I would, my ~/.bashrc isn't sourced, and if I ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
20 views

Sending FreeBSD script output by email loses format (left aligned and right aligned in one line)

every day I am running a script on my router to check the traffic usage of a specific server. The script is working fine and with this output part of the script, I get following result: #Give output ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
82 views

How to copy hidden file names to a text file in unix?

I have several directories which contain hidden empty files. I need the name of these file names themselves, so I need to write the filenames to a txt file. My script looks like this: cd /z/...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

getting .sh file to run in cron

I wrote test.sh file to get to run helloworld.py every minute. test.sh is the following: #!/bin/sh python3 helloworld.py I ran chmod +x /home/blackwidow/Desktop/test.sh in the command as well to make ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
31 views

Windows : launch .sh using environment variable

i'm trying on windows to launch my server from anywhere in my computer (start_server.sh). Launching my file containing those line manually works fine (using GitCMD) (probably not the best, i'm of ...
user avatar
  • 3
1 vote
2 answers
42 views

Creating multiple symlinks from a string

I have the following script: #!/bin/bash test="../t1,../t2,../t3" ln -sf "{${test}}" . Above this directory consists of 3 directories: ../ ├── script │   └── test.sh ├── t1 ├── ...
user avatar
  • 13
0 votes
1 answer
96 views

Why is sudo able to run in fakeroot?

Take the following snippet: fakeroot -- sudo cat /etc/shadow This will print out the contents of /etc/shadow, but doesn't running sudo in fakeroot ruin it's whole purpose, or am I missing something?
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
1 answer
175 views

Rsync creates empty folders

I have following directories. My goal is to compare OLD vs NEW directory and save the different files in the DEST directory: OLD/ ...src/ ...src/config.js ...test/ ...test/main.js NEW/ ...src/ ......
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
95 views

List of JSON strings as command arguments

I've been working with GitLab CI recently to automate some busy tasks, namely auto releasing binaries for version tags. For those who don't know Gitlab CI, it is very straightforward. It pulls the ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
13k views

"/bin/sh: 1: MY_COMMAND: not found"

Error During docker build -t MY_IMAGE_NAME ., using a Dockerfile for a ROS project, at line RUN source /opt/ros/melodic/setup.bash the following error appeared: => ERROR [stage-2 19/19] RUN ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
150 views

sh source can't find files

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 installation. I seem unable to source files with sh, which is Ubuntu's default dash. I have a file, lets say build.env, with some environment variables in it like this: build....
user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
1 answer
128 views

Start up shell stuck in /bin/sh how to change it back to zsh default at startup

Whenever I start my cli, it keeps starting up in /bin/sh. I've searched various different forms and none so far have worked for my issue. I also tried various options like chsh (1) <--- this only ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
45 views

How to run drkspider.sh on windows 10

I have downloaded DRKSpiderJava v0.83 but I cannot run the file "drkspider.sh" on Windows 10. I tried with cmd, CYG, bash but don't know why cannot open it. Maybe I am doing something wrong?
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
59 views

dd vs diskutil: which is faster when it comes to writing zeroes?

When I want to erase a disk, both dd and diskutil are viable options. To erase a disk with dd, I usually run something like dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/$device bs=4096. The equivalent of this in diskutil ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
55 views

Corrupted Files Delete in Windows [duplicate]

I am preparing a file using shell script and while doing some tests, I added the pause> nul line into my sh file. Then I ran the sh file, but there was a file named nul on the desktop and I can't ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
97 views

Is there a `read -n` equivalent command for Bourne shell?

Is there a way to make my script wait for the user to press any key and then continue without them having to press Enter? I want to make it work in Bourne shell (sh), not Bash.
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
65 views

bash vs zsh man page search feature differs

I'm switching to zsh from bash, but I just realized that when I'm in a man page in bash and use / to search, I can use the hyphen - like this: /-V and all -V occurences will be found, as expected. But ...
user avatar
  • 141
0 votes
2 answers
151 views

Some standard commands freeze on remote machine

I'm using a remote machine (ssh connection), and some commands suddenly stopped working. By that I mean that I enter them and nothing happens: they just kind of freeze, without any output and without ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
1 answer
419 views

how to run multiple shell scripts one by one in single go using another shell script

Dear experts i have a small problem...i am trying to run multiple shell scripts having same extension(.sh) in one go, which are present inside a directory. In so far i wrote a common script like as ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
28 views

FFMPEG Bash Script incorrectly using cover metadata instead of images

I'm trying to run a script that that is meant to convert a folder of images and a folder of audio into videos however it's pulling the metadata of the album art instead. Looking for a correction ...
user avatar
  • 37
2 votes
1 answer
202 views

Looks like cron spawns a shell which in turn spawns a script; how can I get rid of the intermediate shell?

The OS is CentOS 7. I have a rather basic understanding of crontab and crond. I created a crontab entry using crontab -e: */5 * * * * /root/script.sh > /dev/null 2>&1 The script detects if ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
155 views

Bash script which logs log in/log out event of users in real-time

I'm curious about bash script, which will write information to the file once any user will log in/log out to the system in real-time? Can I check it by filtering of commands from ps ps -eo user,...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
71 views

Modify a file via a script with special rights

Probably this is elementary.. Yet I didn't find an explanation to what's happening.. I have these files with these specific rights: So modtp2 is a shell script I'm using to change tp2 content with a ...
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

Why isn't systemd running my ExecStartPre script?

I have two graphics cards, and need to configure xorg to use the right card based on the boot option I select in grub. To achieve this, I've added an arbitrary string to the kernel params of one boot ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why is my .sh file not running in LXDE/autostart on Debian but works on Raspbian?

I'm switching from a raspberry pi (raspbian) to a tinkerboard (debian) and am unable to get the scripts running in my autostart file that I use in raspbian working on debian. On Raspbian: sudo nano /...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
52 views

Why does the value of $HOME vary between Ubuntu 18.04 & 20.04 in a script using sudo

On Windows 10 v1909, I am using WSL (Ubuntu 18.04 & 20.04: 4.4.0-18362-Microsoft x86_64 GNU/Linux) and I noticed the value of $HOME within an arbitrary script varies between Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

How or where to define global functions to be used in bash, zsh, sh scripts?

Say I have these three script files: (all 3 are executable) bash-test.sh: #!/bin/bash HelloFromBash RocketNuts zsh-test.sh: #!/bin/zsh HelloFromZsh RocketNuts sh-test.sh: #!/bin/sh HelloFromSh ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
4k views

What does 'x' mean in this line #!/bin/sh -x?

Could you explain what 'x' means in the shebang #!/bin/sh -x ? Does it necessary to put '-x' in this line?
user avatar
  • 611
9 votes
1 answer
734 views

What is the second sh in `sh -c 'some shell code' sh`?

Question I encountered the following snippet: sh -c 'some shell code' sh … (where … denotes zero or more additional arguments). I know the first sh is the command. I know sh -c is supposed to ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
144 views

How does this find state actually work in moving a file up one directory?

Can someone explain how the string manipulation in this find statement actually works? My head is about to explode trying to figure it out. :-o From: UNIX shell scripting: how to recursively move ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
786 views

Dash rc files for non-login non-interactive shells

Does dash have a non-interactive non-login rc file? I've read the man page, which recommends .profile for login shells and $ENV environment variable for interactive shells. Is there anything that ...
user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
2 answers
703 views

"Access Denied" as root

I have connected to my wireless router via telnet as root. It runs on linux kernel and has busybox. / # cat /proc/version Linux version 3.4.110 (root@A23176683) (gcc version 4.7.2 (Buildroot 2013.02) ...
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
2 answers
257 views

showing degree symbol bash/tcl

im trying to get a login script to display degree symbol but it doesn't display it. Here is the weather.sh METRIC="1" # 0 for F, 1 for C # Fill in form to find your weather code here: # http://...
user avatar
  • 35
0 votes
1 answer
129 views

systemd start at boot but it is stopped

I have developed a shell script : #!/bin/sh # do some treatment for i in `seq 0 10000`;do # do some treatment and create/write into log file done NOTE: my script work manually perfectly without any ...
user avatar
  • 103
0 votes
0 answers
27 views

How can I exchange a hash password for a newer one at AIX and Linux using shell script?

We have AIX and Linux machines that we can use puppet to change password automatically. But in some cases we need to do this manually. But I decide to write a script and change the old hash with a ...
user avatar
  • 317
0 votes
2 answers
2k views

macOS Catalina /bin/sh vs /bin/bash and showing history with preceding hash

Not really a question but an observation. When I do sys ad on Linux, I like to precede commands with a hash '#' to proof-read what I am about execute, and also to leave a breadcrumb so that I can come ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
44 views

OK in bash, not OK in sh - convert diff < (ls) <(df)

In GNU Bash, diff <(df) <(ls) is running. In sh, it isn't. I also tried [[diff </bin/df <bin/ls]], still error: $ [[/usr/bin/diff < (/bin/ls) < (bin/df)]] sh: 1: Syntax error: "(" ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
29 views

debian + plink on windows

i am working on a script on windows that should execute a debian .sh script when i get a [COMPLETE] line on my irc channel. But can't figure out where to put the line in my irc script. so maybe if ...
user avatar
  • 35
1 vote
0 answers
119 views

Open VPN Install Script error (CentOS 7)

this is the error I am getting when I attempt to create a new user cp: cannot create regular file ‘/home/root/aaron.ovpn’: No such file or directory ./centos7-vpn.sh: line 984: /home/root/aaron.ovpn: ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
151 views

sh script with Byte Order Mark

Is the Linux "sh" able to run Unicode text script files with BOM (Byte Order Mark) at the beginning? I really need this and do not want to remove BOM.
user avatar
  • 742
0 votes
2 answers
2k views

Terminal Select multiple files and pass into .sh script

I am after writing an .sh script that lets me selective pick files within a folder and then pass those files as a variable into an .sh script so I can edit ontop of it. #!/bin/bash filesList="" for ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
124 views

How to derive CPU usage values over time on Neutrino OS?

I have access to the basic shell on /bin/sh QNX Neutrino OS (6.4.1) I want to plot a graph of CPU usage (increase or decrease) over time. The data values can be percentages. I have tried certain ...
user avatar
  • 314
2 votes
3 answers
1k views

Error while running ./file.sh in MacOS: ss command not found

While running ./file.sh or sudo sh file.sh i get the error ss command not found. Also tried chmod u+x file.sh I use MacOS Image showing the error
user avatar
  • 21
1 vote
1 answer
5k views

Using 'cut' command on Windows

I am trying to run this command line on Windows (I've installed GNU coreutils 8.24) echo android:versionCode="3267" | cut -d \" -f 2 Expected output: 3267 However, I am getting error: cut: the ...
user avatar
  • 133
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Parameter expansion (variable expansion) and quotes within quotes

While working in a (Unix) shell, sometimes I need to double-quote single-quotes or vice versa, i.e. to write something like "foo 'bar baz' moo" or 'foo "bar baz" moo'. This may be because the ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
922 views

How to suppress "stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device" in Jenkins console

I use PHPUnit with Jenkins. PHPUnit outputs many "stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device." like this [***] $ /bin/sh -xe /tmp/jenkins3872195701082406677.sh  + vendor/bin/phpunit tests/ ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
41 views

How to launch couple of .sh in one command?

I have some files in a folder and want to launch them in one command. Structure looks like this: keddad@keddad-HP:/media/$ ls somfile.sh otherfile.sh onemorefile.sh So I'm trying to do it with a ...
user avatar
  • 519
0 votes
0 answers
246 views

How to run a command when any process starts?

I have an sh script to update my wallpaper which uses pscircle in order to display running processes. The script runs every five seconds to update the wallpaper, but I would like it so that the script ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

How can I use a "here document" in the middle of a pipe?

I am wanting to generate some content using a heredoc as a template: passphrase=$(<passphrase) envsubst <<EOF apiVersion: v1 kind: Secret metadata: name: openshift-passphrase stringData: ...
user avatar
  • 137

1
2 3 4 5