[Gambas-user] Bash-Script

T Lee Davidson t.lee.davidson at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 18:08:58 CEST 2022

On 6/3/22 21:40, T Lee Davidson wrote:
> On 6/3/22 13:46, Hans Lehmann wrote:
>> Hello.
>> For a Gambas project I need (obviously) a special variant of the cp command in a bash script.
>> The batch file cpwp2wo.sh is necessary to copy the folder with the generated website - described with HTML+CSS+GAMBAS 
>> (WebPage) - into the folder where the web server looks for websites. In addition, the bash script takes care of the correct 
>> ownership of folders and files, because the web server runs under the rights of the web user www-data as well as the 
>> appropriate rights. But that is secondary here.
>> In a folder ws_sample there are the three folders a, b and c as well as the batch file cpwp2wo.sh. Only all three folders are 
>> to be copied to $HOME/public_html/cgi-bin - without the file cpwp2wo.sh. I am currently copying with this command. The batch 
>> file is also copied.
>> cp -r -u -v $HOME/WS/ws_sample/ $HOME/public_html/cgi-bin/
>> Any hint will be gladly read.
>> With kind regards
>> Hans
> Is there a problem with having the script file in the cgi-bin directory? Security reasons perhaps?
> Could you create a dummy cpwp2wo.sh file with zero content and use the --no-clobber option? Or would that contradict the 
> --update option?

I originally assumed that there is a specific reason why your executable script is located within your data file directories. I 
also assumed there is a specific reason why you must issue only one copy command. But, after thinking about it, I have to 
question those assumptions.

Can the script be located other than with your data files?
Is there any reason you cannot simply issue three copy commands like this?
cp -r -u -v $HOME/WS/ws_sample/a $HOME/public_html/cgi-bin/a
cp -r -u -v $HOME/WS/ws_sample/b $HOME/public_html/cgi-bin/b
cp -r -u -v $HOME/WS/ws_sample/c $HOME/public_html/cgi-bin/c


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