My script does have the shell reference:

#! /QopenSys/bin/sh
cd /xfer/tst/inbound
cat * >lckbox.txt

The problem is that the .sh is in my home folder /home/jerry and the


does not find it in my home folder.

That implies that /home/jerry is NOT my current folder. I am not setting a home folder on a machine where it works so I am trying to understand why it is working on one and not the other.


Quoting Lukas Beeler <lukas.beeler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 7:27 PM, Jerry Draper <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote

I remember running some script when I installed 5799PT1 and I am
wondering if that set up some environment.

In any event (my techie brain fully engaged now) how can the above
work without specifying the shell?

That's how unix scripts work. Look at the first line of the script,
usually there is a interpreter specified with


This instructs the *nix kernel (or PASE) to start the script using
/bin/sh. Depending on the OS, if no interpreter is given in text
marked executable (x bit in the permissions), /bin/sh is used.

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