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Re: Determining the current path of a sourced script


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Determining the current path of a sourced script
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 08:53:30 -0500

> I have a bash script that will be sourced rather than run. Is there
> anyway for the script to determine its location (pathname)?
> 
> Specifically, in my .bashrc I have:
> 
>   if [ -f /devel/bashrc ]; then
>     . /devel/bashrc
>   fi
> 
> Is there any way for /devel/bashrc to determine what directory it is
> in? The reason is that /devel/bashrc is a delivered file and it might
> wind up in any directory (and probably not /devel) and it needs to
> know where itself is so it can set environment variables correctly.
> 
> Obviously $0 doesn't help, because that contains "bash".

Only if you tell it:

        if [ -f /devel/bashrc ]; then
                DEVEL_BASHRC=/devel/bashrc
                . ${DEVEL_BASHRC}
        fi

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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