I have done following



exit 0

Purpose of the script is to enter in shared folder and trigger another script within it, but the script newscript doesn't work if it do not get full path. Here $HOST is machine name, projects is shared folder on my machine. Its actual path is C:\Users\vikram\HOME\share. I have shared it with advanced sharing options where we can share the folder with some different name. (Here it's projects.)

After entering in the directory and after doing pwd I get //VIKRAM/projects. Here I want its actual absolute path in any way.

I am using Windows 10 as OS and Cygwin as terminal.

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If you want to execute your script in current directory. Add to your script this:

export PATH="$PATH:./"

Or use absolute path:

source ${PROJDIR}/newscript
. ${PROJDIR}/newscript
  • Hi spybull, thanks for answering ; but my issue is I need complete expanded path of $PROJDIR to correctly run the newscript. newscript will not work unless it knows the absolute path of projects, newscripts validates the path ; if it is not like : C:\Users\vikram\HOME\share then it will give error, see; projects is shared directory on all my networked machines, it's net share path is //$HOST/projects but on client machine actual absolute path may vary! Jan 23, 2020 at 12:50
  • so the prior script need to be such that it will find shared projects directory and then will get it's absolute path on any machine. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:56
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    you can try readlink -f ${PROJDIR}/newscript but I suspect it will just provide //$HOST/projects/newscript as it is a valid path on the machine. Please remember also that C:\Users\vikram\HOME\share is /cygdrive/C/Users/vikram/HOME/share under Cygwin
    – matzeri
    Jan 23, 2020 at 21:23

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