Is there a way to create and execute a script file in Ubuntu 14.04? Perhaps something like Windows batch files. Specifically, I mean the default scripting language of the Ubuntu terminal (Bash). How do you make a text file containing bash commands which will be run by the Ubuntu terminal from the top of the file to the bottom.
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Your "shell" or the command line interface is called bash. You can write a bash script which is similar to a batch file. A bash script starts with a She-bang
A master thread on learning/books/terminal/bash/Linux etc Linux Command Line Learning Resources - cortman https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommandLineResources
My first bash was several commands I was running multiple times in terminal. So I listed history with history command and copied them into text file. First line must be this (no spaces before it and first line):
And after saving you must make it executeable.
Note that it is a good idea to put your scripts in one place, so you can run them without requiring a path. If you create a bin directory in your home ( mkdir ~/bin ) the next time you login, that will automatically be included in your PATH.
Edit : If you want the script to be available to all users, place it in /usr/local/bin and have it owned by root with rx access by others
Add the following to the end of .bashrc and save: