"Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Shell Corner column.
The premise of Shell Corner is simple: You, the Unix
professional send in your favorite Unix shell script and each month
UnixReview.com will publish a selected script in this column. I
will evaluate the submissions and award each winner $100.00
courtesy of UnixReview.com. What could be more simple?"
"Joe Casad, UnixReview.com senior editor, wanted a "shell guru"
to author this column, but ended up with me instead. My experience
is mostly as a Unix business applications programmer and not as a
systems administrator. I feel my attitude is more minimalist than
most, and my script evaulations are certain to reflect this. I
enjoy scripts that are (relatively) easy to read and well
documented. If I have trouble reading a script, chances are I'll
quickly go to the next one."
"What are the limitations on script submissions? I can think of
no limitation, other than length. Use any of the Unix tools such as
Perl, awk, sed, etc, as well as high level languages, such as C or
C++. I'll even struggle through assembler if you will."
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