How to execute bash script on a mac
I have tried many things, but I am not able to run a simple bash script on my mac
#!/bin/bash chrome-cli open https://github.com/prasmussen/chrome-cli
I want to use chrome-cli to automate chrome from my google home device. Obviously the bash script works fine when executed in the console.
Thanks in advance.
@Johnny-Bx, I suspect it's not finding the script because the path to it is wrong.
The dot (.) in ./script1.sh means run script.sh in the current directly. If script1.sh is in your home directory, you could replace the dot with a ~. The tilde (~) is a reference to your home directory.
Alternatively, you could specify the full path, like /scripts/script1.sh in that TRIGGERcmd Command field.
I hope that helps. Let me know please.
Yes you are right ./ means current directory but I have tried the full path, a tilde + the rest of the directory and even into a directory visible by the PATH but nothing happens when I click on the execute button. Other commands works fine (ie open -a Calculator) but not this one. I will make more investigations and thanks for you input.
Russ last edited by Russ
@Johnny-Bx, you could try adding a line like this to your script:
#!/bin/bash echo "It ran" >> /tmp/run.log chrome-cli open https://github.com/prasmussen/chrome-cli
If you see something in /tmp/run.log you'll know it at least ran the script.
echo "It ran" >> /tmp/run.log
I see "It ran" into run.log
Looks like the script is executed but for some reasion chrome-cli is not evaluated...
@Johnny-Bx, just in case it's not finding the path to your chrome-cli tool, please try specifying the full path like this:
#!/bin/bash /usr/local/bin/chrome-cli open https://google.com/search?q=$1
This worked for me too though, so I don't know why it didn't work for you:
#!/bin/bash chrome-cli open https://google.com/search?q=$1
chrome-cli is installed into another directory on my laptop (/opt/homebrew/bin/) but by calling "/opt/homebrew/bin/chrome-cli open https://github.com/prasmussen/chrome-cli" it worked fine.
@Johnny-Bx , nice. Glad that worked.