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action:Execute_a_Shell_Script [2019/10/07 04:39]
peternlewis
action:Execute_a_Shell_Script [2019/10/07 16:15] (current)
JMichaelTX Reorganize instructions for using shebang
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 The //Execute a Shell Script// action executes a specified shell script using `/bin/sh`, either from a file or from the script embedded in the action. The //Execute a Shell Script// action executes a specified shell script using `/bin/sh`, either from a file or from the script embedded in the action.
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 +**Important:​**
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 +* It is best to always specify the language using the `#!` at the front of the script.
 +* The script is executed with the `sh` shell, so if you want to use another language, or use any special kinds of shell-specific syntax, then you should specify the language.
 +* For more details and examples, see [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​t/​impact-of-macos-catalina-defaulting-to-unix-shell-using-zsh/​15503/​12?​u=jmichaeltx|How to Use Shebang at Top of Shell Script]]
  
 To execute the script from an external file, choose the "​Execute Script File" in the choices for script location. To execute the script from an external file, choose the "​Execute Script File" in the choices for script location.
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 If the script fails, the action will fail (v9.0+), potentially aborting the macro. If the script fails, the action will fail (v9.0+), potentially aborting the macro.
  
-The script is executed with the `sh` shell — if you want to use another language, or use any special kinds of shell-specific syntax, then you should specify the language using the `#!` at the front of the script.+
  
 ==== Using Keyboard Maestro Variables ==== ==== Using Keyboard Maestro Variables ====
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 ==== Forum ==== ==== Forum ====
  
 +- [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​t/​impact-of-macos-catalina-defaulting-to-unix-shell-using-zsh/​15503/​12?​u=jmichaeltx|How to Use Shebang at Top of Shell Script]]
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 - [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​t/​having-trouble-with-quotes-and-shell-variables/​6236/​9|Having trouble with quotes and shell variables]] - [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​t/​having-trouble-with-quotes-and-shell-variables/​6236/​9|Having trouble with quotes and shell variables]]
action/Execute_a_Shell_Script.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/07 16:15 by JMichaelTX