Re: A "Where am I" routine
- Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2018 09:00:11 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: A "Where am I" routine
On 07/06/2018 07:15 AM, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
On Fri, Jul 06, 2018 at 06:25:43AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
I multi-boot several configurations &/or releases of Debian.
I will run identical test scripts on each.
I want to store the results in a common logging file.
I can set up an appropriate environment with a custom fstab containing:
# create a common area
LABEL=owlcommon /home/richard/Documents/tst_common vfat user,rw,umask=000 0 0
# a dummy mount labeled to show which instance
LABEL=dummy /home/richard/Documents/where/sda14 ext4 user,ro 0 0
The first statement gives me a directory usable by all.
The second tells me where I am by using:
in any test script.
OK, a directory existing/ named per your location. Sounds reasonable.
My default would normally be to create a config file "per host/ per
test env" containing one or more env vars (which specify what I need
to know about that host/ test-env, which I would "source" in bash
scripts which do things depending on the test environment.
I think I follow your logic. But I could not implement it. What man
pages should I read? What term(s) should I use in a WEB search to get an
As I've only one machine, I'm never conscious of it having a host name.
When I do a new install the same string is generally used for both the
host name and the partition label - generally a reminder of current purpose.
hostname returns "debian-jan13" -- when installed was key information
Partition label is "new-net-inst" -- I didn't install from DVD.
The partition is /dev/sda14 .
Desired information dependent on topic-du-jour.
But a shared/ mounted directory sounds fine too - that's also a place
where you can store logs etc.