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How to create an executable shell script in OSX or Linux

I am a complete novice at times when it comes to shell commands. So there are some commands that are SO basic, that I should feel ashamed to blog about them… but this site is just as much for my reference as it is for yours 😛

  1. Make a text file in a text editor
  2. Type some commands in it as you would manually in your terminal
  3. Save the file as something like
  4. In terminal, navigate to yoru saved file and type chmod a+x
  5. When you want to run this script, navigate to it and type ./  (It is very important to prefix your file with ./ or else it won’t execute.)

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