Is the directory in your path? What do you get from echo $PATH?
I've added it (twice).
Well first off you had /root/opt/scripts not /opt/scripts. Second you either have to log out and back in or tell your user to use the new path with something likesource ~/.bash_profile
I used ````~/opt/scripts``` initially, as I wasn't aware of just adding my scripts into one of the existing locations. (everything said just add a new directory).
By simply moving the script into an already existing path, I am able to update with just "script.sh".
When you are root and your home is /root and you put ~/opt/scripts that is /root/opt/scripts.
Remember that ~ is a shortcut to your home directory, which is /root
So by adding ```/opt/scripts/```` this would've worked, but would've added complexity for no reason.
No that still isn’t a default location. In the OP you said you put the script in /opt/scripts. Where did you actually put it?
Originally I created the directory /opt/scripts and put the script in there so the Directory looks like
I went back and change the script location to be in /usr/local/bin
So in /usr/local/bin I now have script.sh
This now works without issue, and /opt/scripts no longer exists.
Ok ya that’s where the problem was. /opt/scripts is different than /root/opt/scripts. If you would have had that in your .bashrc or .bash_profile (or whichever shellconfigure you’re using) it would have worked. But you still have to let the user know of the PATH change.
I'm the user in this case, but I never really create / save my own scripts. I just got tired of running a set of commands, every other day.
Thus the need to figure out how I could run the script, without having to jump into the exact directory from which the script was saved.
I mean you have to let the user you are logged in as Know if the change. Either by logging out and back in or by temporarily sourcing the config.
I've logged out, what do you mean "sourcing the config" ?
If you change your PATH while you’re logged on the user account doesn’t know of that change. You have to either log out and log in again or temporarily do something likesource ~/.bashrc
Or the non-aliased version.... ~/.bashrc