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Nov
19
revised parametric aliases in csh to add export command
added 308 characters in body
Nov
19
comment how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
Okay... they have parametric aliases, but the syntax is a %!#&$. I'm trying to get one working, in another question.
Nov
19
asked parametric aliases in csh to add export command
Nov
19
comment how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
I was just working on a function for csh and tcsh that would add export to it for compatibility with everything else, and discovered that they lack functions. Okay, csh and tcsh may be so prehistoric that it's completely worthless to try to support them. I never encounter them being used and haven't used either myself since about 15 years ago.
Nov
18
revised Is test or [ or [[ more portable both between bash shells and between other shells?
formatting improvements
Nov
18
suggested suggested edit on Is test or [ or [[ more portable both between bash shells and between other shells?
Nov
18
answered Run a script on multiple shells?
Nov
18
revised how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
explained the need for working across multiple shells
Nov
18
comment how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
@glennjackman: If you mean do I have access, then yes. I created these VMs so I have root access. But it's not immediately obvious to me just how I'd implement this.
Nov
18
comment how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
@MarkPlotnick: any path should be okay, as long as it's not horribly difficult to switch between them.
Nov
18
revised Which *nix distro is most lightweight for running virtual machines?
minor grammar fixes, along with improved clarity on one point to pass the 6-character requirement
Nov
18
suggested suggested edit on Which *nix distro is most lightweight for running virtual machines?
Nov
18
asked how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
Nov
18
comment Is there an alternative to the `which` command?
I would regard any shell without either test or [...] as unusable for any but the most limited purposes.
Nov
17
comment What is the most portable syntax for `if` statements?
I didn't notice anyone dealing with if test either... but perhaps I just missed it.
Nov
17
comment What is the most portable syntax for `if` statements?
@MichaelDurrant: excellent. After reading muru's answer I realized your question (and maybe mine too) dealt with both issues without specifically delineating them. I thought of commenting to that effect there, but I'm glad you noticed it too and took action first. Thanks!
Nov
17
comment What is the most portable syntax for `if` statements?
Aha: now the syntax actually makes sense... I don't think anyone dealt with if /bin/test as one of the examples in the answers to the other question. Your answer seems to fill in the missing details quite nicely. Thanks!
Nov
17
accepted What is the most portable syntax for `if` statements?
Nov
17
asked What is the most portable syntax for `if` statements?
Nov
17
revised What makes an operating system “Unix-Like”?
The Internet is a network of networks. What the author really meant was that he found it on the web, not the internet.