Shell [Scripting] Style Guide

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  • pure-sh-bible

    📖 A collection of pure POSIX sh alternatives to external processes.

    `set --` before running a command can be used to remove all excess whitespace (making parsing dead easy).

    And last but not least always using printf instead of echo makes your scripts 1000x cooler :)


  • pure-bash-bible

    📖 A collection of pure bash alternatives to external processes.


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  • ShellCheck

    ShellCheck, a static analysis tool for shell scripts

    Following a style guideline is really important in scripts. But, having your scripts checked by ShellCheck [1] is really mandatory. Can’t imagine to write any script without it.


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