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June 7th, 2006, 10:24 AM

Say I don't want to use Atomatix or any of those apps. I want to write a script to download certain codecs and software etc. I'm fairly new to Linux. Could I just put in the script the normal commands I would use to download those things through the console, for example: sudo apt-get blah blah.

And how will the commands be executed? Say I have the following:

sudo apt-get blah1 blah2
sudo apt get blah 3 blah4

Will those commands be executed after each other or should I put in some kind of pause?

Pointing me in the direction of a tutorial would also work.


June 7th, 2006, 10:41 AM
Look at this for a tutorial http://www.pegasus.rutgers.edu/~elflord/unix/bash-tute.html

(I haven't read it myself so I don't know how good it is)

June 7th, 2006, 11:39 AM
Read through it. Didn't help much though. Thx anyway.

I'll keep googling.

Any suggestions welcome


June 7th, 2006, 02:21 PM
If you create a bash script (see the utorial Gustav posted) in the basic form:

then save it as something (e.g. foo.sh - can be any extension) and

chmod +x foo.sh

it is the equivalent of typing

command1 <enter>
....<wait for command1 to finish>
command2 <enter>
....<wait for command1 to finish>

I don't see why you'd use seperate apt-get install lines though. If you want to install 2 packages, just do:

sudo apt-get install package1 package2