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71 votes
5 answers
61k views

getopt, getopts or manual parsing - what to use when I want to support both short and long options?

30 votes
7 answers
10k views

Is it common to split larger script into multiple scripts and source them in the main script?

18 votes
4 answers
6k views

CentOS 7: What is /bin/sh? It looks like Bash but seems to be something else

11 votes
3 answers
12k views

How to print control characters with escape sequences?

7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Preferred way to install bash functions?

6 votes
1 answer
3k views

In the usage string of my custom shell script, shall I also display --help and --version?

4 votes
1 answer
428 views

How to set an optional parameter? [closed]

3 votes
2 answers
110 views

Are there any standards/documents which tell me how to produce such nice help messages?

3 votes
2 answers
503 views

Shellcheck complains that I should not to read and write the same file in the same pipeline

2 votes
2 answers
3k views

How to pipe a the output of find to another find invocation

2 votes
1 answer
426 views

Confused about when to escape metacharacters in pathnames

2 votes
2 answers
996 views

In an interactive shell why would anyone set IFS to something other than the default?

2 votes
2 answers
4k views

How to pass the output of a script to a command like ls without the output being split?

1 vote
1 answer
1k views

Why does printf ignore the IFS when printing out the result of my script?

1 vote
1 answer
1k views

Setting Solarized colors on a Vagrant Ubuntu Box