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Bash / shell scripting tips thread

I’m cross-posting this from the chatroom in order to start a thread about bash tips.

The post covers:

  • `` vs $()
  • globbing vs regexps
  • Exit Codes
  • if statements, [ and [[
  • set commands
  • <()
  • quoting
  • Top three shortcuts
  • startup order
  • getopts (cheapci)

Here are some more resources:

I feel like this thread should be public. Any reason to keep it behind sign in?

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Good idea. I just changed it to public. :slight_smile:

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Related post with a list of common bash commands

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