Is there a way to make cp (from GNU coreutils on Linux) return a nonzero value in case the target file does already exist? Or is there any other small utility which is commonly available and which ...
Sometimes you have to make sure that only one instance of a shell script is running at the same time. For example a cron job which is executed via crond that does not provide locking on its own (e.g. ...
I have an operation using cut that I would like to assign result to a variable var4=ztemp.xml |cut -f1 -d '.' I get the error: ztemp.xml is not a command The value of var4 never gets ...