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Calling Function from Profile in Shell Script

Calling Function from Profile in Shell Script

(OP)
I have a function "fnd" in my .profile file. I have shell script check.sh calling function "fnd" but it doesn't recognize the file unless I load the .profile file. I don't have to do this when referencing variables in my .profile file but can't get it to work without loading the file for my function. Is there a character I need to use to call a function similar to when I call variables ($)?

.profile
function fnd {
if [[ $# = 2 ]]; then
find $1 -type f -exec grep -l "$2" {} \;
fi
}
export env=system

check.sh
#!/bin/ksh -f
echo $env
fnd . function

$ ./check.sh
system
./check.sh[20]: fnd: not found

RE: Calling Function from Profile in Shell Script

Try "set -ah" right before the function definition. "man set" for more information.


RE: Calling Function from Profile in Shell Script

(OP)
Thanks for your replies PHV and SamBones.

I tried variations of your recommendations and it still won't work. Again, I can easily avoid this by loading the file containing the function, but we are trying to avoid this. Any help is appreciated.

RE: Calling Function from Profile in Shell Script

I second PHVs suggestion. Also, you can put your functions in a separate script, say shell_functions.ksh, then just source it in the scripts you want to use them in.

CODE --> shell_functions.ksh

function fnd {
if [[ $# = 2 ]]; then
find $1 -type f -exec grep -l "$2" {} \;
fi
} 

CODE --> check.ksh

#!/bin/ksh

.  /path/to/shell_functions.ksh

fnd . function 

This will still work when you're using cron to launch it too.


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