More scripting questions
ruifmferreira at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 25 14:00:24 PDT 2002
From: "Eric Miller" <emiller at techskills.com>
To: <lfs-chat at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 8:05 PM
Subject: More scripting questions
> First off, should these be directed to alfs, or is this the correct board
> for scripting questions? I accept the polite handslaps and would like to
> direct these to the proper location :)
No slaping 'cause in lfs-chat anything goes :)
> Few questions:
> -The easy one. When creating user lfs in chpt 5, the book has always
> directed to make it with password lfs. Can I change the password to
> something longer to avoid the too short warning? Is there a point later in
You can change the password to WhAtEvErYoUrMiNdCoMeSuPwHiT2
> the book that user lfs is called using password lfs that I would need to
> change? I did a gedit search and found nothing, just wanna be super sure.
User lfs is only used in chapter 5 until right before the chroot command.
It's just a way to ensure that you don't mess up with your host system.
> -I would like to clean up the excution of my scripts. Is there a command
> util that will cause the suppress the compile output, so it will not
> on the screen? Want to suppress JUST the compile output, not the feedback
> from the script, it is stepped for debugging and just so you know what the
> heck is going on.
(and man tail)
> -Is there and echo $value or other command to clear the screen? (a la CLS)
> -Does anyone know how to script a routine that will show the progress of a
> process? For example, can I nest a make script inside some while or other
> command that will return a % complete at time intervals or a makeshift
> progress bar (.....)
Use the SBU values.
&& ensures the second command only gets executed if the first succeeds.
& makes the program continue without waiting for the first command to
By embracing [ (...) & ] the compile commands you can free your script to do
whatever else you wish.
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