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post Apr 1 2012, 01:22 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I am very new to linux and I can't figure out why my script cannot run from a different file location. I think I am missing something in my script, but I am not sure. Here is what I have so far.


while true
echo "$(date)" |tee -a mylog1
echo "meeting at"; date '+%H:%M'
sleep 5


I recently added home/cs2165/cs216523 because I thought that was need to run my script from that location.
Please help.
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post Apr 1 2012, 04:33 PM
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Its GNU/

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#!/bin/bash tells the terminal what interpreter to use.

If the directory where mylog is located is not in your path environment then the script will not work. You can add a statement to change to the directory like
cd /location/of/mylog1 before the while. Be sure to use the actual path.
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