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Tutorial10: Shell Scripting - Part 1

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INVESTIGATION 2: SHE-BANG LINE / VARIABLES / PARAMETERS
'''Perform the Following Steps:'''
# Confirm that you are located in your '''home''' directory in your Matrix account.<br><br>Let's run shell scripts <u>with</u> and <u>without</u> a '''she-bang''' line at the top of your shell script<br>to understand demonstrate why using a ''she-bang'' line should be usedincluded in a shell script to force it to be run in a specific shell.<br><br>
# Use a text editor to '''edit''' the '''hello''' shell script that you created in the <u>previous</u> investigation.<br><br>
# Add the following line to the <u>bottom</u> of the file ('''copy''' and '''paste''' to prevent ''errors''):<br><span style="font-family:courier;font-weight:bold;">echo "The current shell you are using is: $(ps -o cmd= -p $$|cut -d' ' -f1)"</span><br><br>'''FYI:''' This command displays the '''name''' of the ''shell'' that the shell script is running in.<br>The command within <span style="font-family:courier;font-weight:bold;">$( )</span> uses a technique known as '''command substitution'''.<br><br>
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