Don’t call it test

There are quite a few names to avoid in your scripts. Even if there are not reserved-words, keep away ! I’ll start with test cd $HOME/bin vi test echo hello world chmod +x test ./test hello world The problem is that it may break your other scripts $ ssh localhost test 1 = 2 &&… Continue reading Don’t call it test

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To bash or not to bash

I have been inspired by Chen to talk about bash… I have been using ksh for many years, and I mean ksh88 not ksh93. The main reason is, I want my script to run the same way in any Unix flavor. ksh93 has never been too much popular. I used it a few time to… Continue reading To bash or not to bash