How To Run a Script In Linux?

Are you trying to run a script in Linux operating system using command line options?

This guide this for you.

A shell is a command-line interpreter and typical operations performed by shell scripts include file manipulation, program execution, and printing text.
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In this context, we shall look into how to execute a Script In Linux.

More information about shell script in Linux?

A shell script is a computer program designed to be run by the Unix/Linux shell which could be one of the following:
i. The Bourne Shell
ii. The C Shell
iii. The Korn Shell
iv. The GNU Bourne-Again Shell

Shell scripts have several required constructs that tell the shell environment what to do and when to do it. Of course, most scripts are more complex than the above one.
The shell is, after all, a real programming language, complete with variables, control structures, and so forth. No matter how complicated a script gets, it is still just a list of commands executed sequentially.

How To execute a Script In Linux?

By default, the shell script will not run. You need to set execute permission for your shell script. To execute or run script type the following command:

chmod +x script-name-here


chmod 0755

Next, use the ls command to view permission on the script:

$ ls -l script-name-here

Now, to execute the script, simply run the following command;

$ ./script-name-here

You can also run a script using any one of the following syntax:

$ /path/to/shell/script/

How to create a bash Script In Linux?

To create a bash script, you can simply use the nano command in Ubuntu or the vim command in CentOS.
For example, lets say you want to create a script with name ""
TO do this, execute;




This will open up the file where you can input any code which will run when initiated.
After adding the code, you can proceed with saving and closing the file.
Also, Set the permission using the chmod command:

$ chmod +x

How to run a bash script in Linux?

To run a script, simply run the command;

$ ./

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This tutorial will guide you on how to write a simple shell script and run a script in Linux operating system with help of chmod and other commands.

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