How to create a simple shell script

By | November 15, 2007

Here is a simple example of creating and running (executing) a shell script. This script will display the numbers from 1 to 10.

Creating the script:

  • With any text editor (Gedit for Gnome, Kate for KDE, nano):
    #/bin/bash
    for ((i = 1; i <= 10; i ++))
    do
        echo $i
    done
  • Save it as myscript.sh.

Setting the execution rights:

Open a console, go to the directory where the script was saved and type:

chmod +x myscript.sh

Running the script:

  • In the console type:
    ./script.sh

    or

    sh script.sh

    The result should be like this:

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10

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