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When I make a simple script, I get "Text File Busy" when I try to run it.

dbell@det-ui-supergbe:~$ cat > test2
[2]+  Stopped                 cat > test2
dbell@det-ui-supergbe:~$ chmod a+x test2
dbell@det-ui-supergbe:~$ ./test2
-bash: ./test2: Text file busy
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By hitting Control Z you suspended the cat Therefor the file is still open an being written to "in the background".

I suspect you want Control-D for end of file.

It's true that control-z can mean EOF but in this case, because your in a terminal that supports background tasks, Control-Z is suspend.

Try this link for more information.

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