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Filenames by Design, Part Two

Nov 07, 2008, 00:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jerry Peek)

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"This month we'll look at ways to build those database-like systems. Some of these techniques are so specific that they’re intended more as examples (an idea of what’s possible) than as specific solutions to everyday problems.

If you won't be using the filesystem as a database, you might still be interested in the ways we stretch the shells and utilities. You'll see curly-brace and arithmetic evaluation operators, along with printf(1), to build whole directory trees with just a few commands. We'll also use the almost-forgotten (but useful!) bc and jot utilities."

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