I need to run many commands on sequence like 5 or 10. But they all deal with paths so they are very long like 90 characters each so && won't work probably.

Is there any workaround ?

I want then to only run after the one finished and succeeded.

  • Short answer, most likely, yes (as a shell script) - but more information would help a lot. Are the commands all know? Do they have common sections? Could you update the question to include a sample of the commands? – Tigger Apr 13 '17 at 10:55
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    90 characters is not very long at all. What do you mean by "won't work probably"? Have you tried it? Did it not work? I see absolutely no reason for this not to work. – egmont Apr 13 '17 at 11:38

Put them line by line in a shell script, ending each line with a \ (which will escape the newline):


command1 /very/long/path/to/directory && \
command2 /another/very/long/path/to/directory && \
command3 /and/another/very/long/path/to/another/directory && \
echo "Command sequence finished succesfully"

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