Entering Multiple Commands

It is possible to give multiple commands to the GNO shell for processing. To execute multiple commands, place a semi-colon, ";", between them. The commands will be executed sequentially in the order they are entered on the command-line. Take care not to exceed the 4096 character command-line buffer. It is possible to execute multiple commands at the same time, this feature is discussed in the Section called Background Execution of Commands.

As an example, to run the echo command and the ls command in succession, enter the following on the command line:


% echo Running ls ; ls -l

The output of the preceeding command will display the string "Running ls" followed by the output of the "ls -l" command.