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is there any software, like lint for C, to check shell scripts ?


  1. the syntax

  2. the compatibility with bash ksh etc...

online web service or installable as program

I don't want to run and debug. I am looking for static analisys, as lint for C.

marked as duplicate by Jeff Schaller, Rui F Ribeiro, Romeo Ninov, Archemar, user34720 Jul 7 '17 at 16:46

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  • I know of checkbasisms. – amphetamachine Jul 6 '17 at 22:11
  • @Jeff Schaller nope see my edit – Massimo Jul 6 '17 at 22:20
  • checkbasisms : I click on 'checkbashisms Web Site' ... it open a web page 'forbidden' ... – Massimo Jul 6 '17 at 22:23

I like using ShellCheck. You can find it online at www.shellcheck.net or download for your disto from GitHub or the ShellCheck site.

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