[u-u] Sams book
D. Hugh Redelmeier
hugh at mimosa.com
Fri Jan 15 14:58:20 EST 2016
| From: Vance Shipley <vances at motivity.ca>
| On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 9:08 PM, Jim Mercer <jim at reptiles.org> wrote:
| > if your shell scripting depends on new features, you are doing it wrong.
Mostly I agree.
There's a pair of bash features I try to recommend to everyone for
The -e means "stop on error returns". This is very good at exposing
problems that are otherwise silent.
The -u means that a reference to an undefined variable is an error.
So misspellings don't slip through.
Using -e isn't fun for an interactive shell!
| As a rue of thumb I would agree.
I love that (Freudian?) slip. I often rue what my thumb types.
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