To specify the script’s interpreter for a Bash script, you can use the shebang line. The shebang line is the first line of the script and begins with
#! (hashbang) followed by the path to the interpreter.
For example, to specify the Bash interpreter, you would include the following shebang line at the beginning of your script:
Here’s how you can do it:
- Create a new file and save it with a
.shextension. For example,
- Open the file in a text editor and write your Bash script within it.
- Add the shebang line as the first line of the script, specifying the path to the Bash interpreter. In most Unix-like systems, the Bash interpreter is located at
/bin/bash. So the shebang line would be:
If your Bash interpreter is located in a different directory, you would specify that path instead.
4. Save the file.
5. Make the script executable using the
chmod command. For example:
chmod +x myscript.sh
Run the script by typing its name preceded by
./ (dot slash), followed by Enter:
The script will execute using the specified interpreter (in this case, Bash).