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Hello, I use the terminal alot and was wondering how to chain commands so that it will do more than one thing. This way I could type one command and ...
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- 03-16-2007 #1
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- Feb 2007
Hello, I use the terminal alot and was wondering how to chain commands so that it will do more than one thing. This way I could type one command and then walk away for a while. Just as an example: I type:
Any help would be great!
- 03-16-2007 #2
I normally string commands together, when install a package or an application like;
# ./confguire && make && make install
This normally works for me....
I hope you find this info useful.
- 03-16-2007 #3
... or suppose you wanted to clear your screen, list all the files in your current directory in short form, save the output of that to a text file, and search that for files containing the word 'java'. You might try:
clear && ls -s > saveList.txt | grep java saveList.txt
and the output might be:
If you need to do something like that repeatedly, you could save the commands (which can end up very complex) in a single file, defining that file as a script. So then you could do all that with just one command.
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