In a message dated Fri, 23 Feb 2001 7:42:08 AM Eastern Standard Time, Randy Kramer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: << Linc, I'm going to experiment with eliminating white space so it fits all on one line, and also as a #!/bin/bash file -- would it work on multiple lines then? Would I still need the ";"s? >> Yes, you do.. They encapsulate the different sections(functions) of the script. -Linc.