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Writing Better Shell Scripts - Part 3

Sep 27, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jeremy Mack Wright for this link. ]

"To enhance this post, I've provided a video so that you can see a general overview of the concepts that are presented. Browsers supporting the HTML5 video tag should present you with a Theora (ogg/ogv) video, and browsers lacking that support should give you a Flash substitute via Flowplayer.


"To make things easier on you, all of the black command line and script areas are set up so that you can copy the text from them. This does make using the commands and scripts easier, but if you're not already familiar with the concepts presented here, typing the commands/code yourself and working through why you're typing them will help you learn more. If you hit problems along the way, take a look at the Troubleshooting section near the end of this post for help.

"There are formatting conventions that are used throughout this post that you should be aware of. The following is a list outlining the color and font formats used.

"Command Name or Directory Path
Warning or Error
Command Line Snippet With Commands/Options/Arguments
Command Options and Their Arguments Only"

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