Process Execution

This section provides a quick overview of how the Korn shell interacts with Unix. For the following sections, it is assumed that you are logged as a regular user, therefore you have the default command prompt - $.

Multiple Commands

Multiple commands can be given on the same line if separated with the ; character. Notice that the command prompt is not displayed until the output from all three commands is displayed:

						$ pwd ; ls dialins ; echo Hello

This is also useful when you want to run something more complex from the command line, like rename all the files in the current directory using flow control commands:

						$ for i in $(ls); do mv $i $i.bak; done

The for loop command is covered in more detail ...

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