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Shell script – how to find out the directory in which it resides?

Shell Script

My shell script samplescript.sh resided in the directory /home/projects/sampleproject/scripts and in the shell script I included a configuration file relatively as below:

#!/bin/bash
CONF="../config/common.conf"
. $CONF

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How to include a file in a bash shell script

Linux

I had written few shell scripts for a project. All these scripts were using some common configuration parameters so I decided to put them in a common file and include it in the scripts file so that when I move the script files from the development to the production environment, I have to change the values in only one file.

My configuration file “config.conf” contained variables like:

DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_USER=testuser
DB_PASS=test123

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