a good way to save a keystroke?

Luke Kearney lukek at meibin.net
Sat Nov 22 07:18:01 PST 2003

On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 09:44:30 -0500
Marty Landman <MLandman at face2interface.com> granted us these pearls of wisdom:

> At 09:11 PM 11/21/2003, Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
> >Which shell are you using?
> C shell. Maybe I should switch to Bash? I mostly ssh in using my user acct 
> and then have at least one screen session where I su to root. However to 
> the extent that I'd like to write shell scripts that are consistent for 
> account that may use different shells, if that even makes sense, than maybe 
> backticks are the way to go.
Just as an aside to this particular thread. I am sure I read somewhere
that it is usually best to write scripts for sh , ie /bin/sh as many of
the others are located in /usr/something which when the file system is
not stable may or may not be accessible. man sh would be your friend
here and quite often shell scripts that are run from cron are written
with this shell in mind. 

good luck


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