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Re: Running MathematicaScript in Mac Terminal

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  • Subject: [mg125013] Re: Running MathematicaScript in Mac Terminal
  • From: Morgan Sutherland <morgan at msutherl.net>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 06:28:47 -0500 (EST)
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  • References: <jhdhbj$he1$1@smc.vnet.net>

Yup, sounds good, but two small notes:

Should be:

chmod a+x =96 (not a-x)


And you can run the script from a directory outside of your PATH if you do:

./math.m


or if you're in another folder:

../path/to/math.m


But I'm guessing you wanted this to be a script that would be available
from any folder with ease in which case yes, you should put it in your PATH.

You might find the Bash guide useful:
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-Guide/html/ for solving such problems in
the future.

Best,
Morgan

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 3:26 AM, Murta <rodrigomurtax at gmail.com> wrote:

> First I would like to tks all for the help!
> There are the steeps that make it work, let's make it with a simple
> toy script:
> 1- Finde the script path
>    In mathematica doc, the script is in #!/usr/local/bin/
> MathematicaScript but it's not the place in my mathematica 8, so to
> find it i used
>    find /Applications -name "MathematicaScript"  (tks to Patrick
> Scheibe)
>   and I finded /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/
> MathematicaScript
>
> 2- Write the script
>   Now, with the write the script with the write shebang (shebang->
> #!/ .... I learned that name with Morgan Sutherland post, tks)
>   I called it math.m (in script you don't need extensions)
>     -------------------------------------
>     #!/Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/MathematicaScript -
> script
>     Print[1+1]
>     -------------------------------------
> 3- Make the script executable
>    In command line write chmod a-x math.m
>
> 4- Put the script in one os the directories in the PATH variable.
>    This is one missing part in Mathematica manual the get me crazy!..
>    Mathematica manual says:
>    "To make the script executable you need to set executable
> permissions. After that, the script can be run simply by typing its
> name at a shell prompt."
>    It's not true, the script must be in one of the special PATH
> directory, to list it just type:
>    echo $PATH
>
> 5- If you want to insert a new directory into PATH, open
> your .bash_profile, and put one line with:
> export PATH=/your/directory/name:$PATH
> then you have to reopen the terminal
> if your .bash_profile doesn't exit, create it you your user directory /
> ~
>
> 6- Put your file math.m in one of the PATH directories
>
> 7- Call your script anywhere
> Now just type your script name in the prompt (math.m) and be
> happy!!...
>
> Tks for all in this puzzle!
> []'s
> Murta
>
>
>
>
> On Feb 15, 7:41 am, David Reiss <dbre... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It turns out that MathematicaScript is located here (assuming your
> > Mathematica is located in /Applications):
> >
> > /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/
> >
> > rather than in /usr/local/bin
> >
> > Try pointing there in your script and let the MathGroup know if it
> > then works.
> >
> > --David
> >
> > On Feb 14, 6:42 am, Murta <rodrigomur... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > Hi All
> > > I use Mathematica 8 Home edition and I'm testing running Script via
> > > Shell in my MacOS.
> > > I followed the tutorial, changed the permission using chmod a+x
> > > script.m but it doesn't worked.
> >
> > > the script is this (copy and paste the tutorial)
> >
> > > ------------------------------------------------
> > > #!/usr/local/bin/MathematicaScript -script
> >
> > > Print /@ RandomVariate[MixtureDistribution[
> > >     {1,2},
> > >     {NormalDistribution[1,2/10],
> > >      NormalDistribution[3,1/10]}],
> > >     10,  WorkingPrecision -> 50]
> > > ------------------------------------------------
> > > I didn't find the MathematicaScript file that the tutorial says it's
> > > in #!/usr/local/bin/MathematicaScript
> > > maybe it could be de problem.
> >
> > > my directory has:
> >
> > > /usr/local/bin>ls
> > > capinfos  dvipdf    flac      mergecap  pgpdisk   pkill
 > .p=
> > l  text2pcap
> > > twfind
> > > dftest    edit      idl2wrs   metaflac  pgpwde    ran=
> dp=
> > kt   tshark
> > > wget
> > > dumpcap   editcap   latex     pdf2ps    pgrep.pl  rawshar=
> k =
> >  twdiff
> > > wireshark
> >
> > > What I'm doing wrong?
> > > tks in advance!
> > > Murta
>
>
>


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