shell script

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shell script

(programming, operating system)
A program written to be interpreted by the shell of an operating system, especially Unix.

Compare: script, glue language.

shell script

A file of executable Unix commands that is created in a text editor. When the file is run, each command is executed until the end of the file is reached. After the shell script is written, it is made usable by changing its file status to "executable" with the Unix chmod (change mode) command (see chmod).

Shell scripts are the Unix counterpart to Windows scripts and Windows/DOS batch files. See Windows Script Host, PowerShell and batch file abc's.
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To use this new facility, the user will run an approved UNIX script on the target nodes.
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This means that customers can continue to get value out of their Unix scripts and applications by re-using them on Windows, whether the goal is towards short-term coexistence or long-term integration.
The availability of ESP Workload Manager Extension for the RS/6000, ESPx/6000, provides full workload management for remote RS/6000 systems, allowing MVS jobs to be integrated with UNIX scripts.