What to watch out for when writing portable shell scripts

Posted by dave on Mar 4, 2004 11:50 AM EDT
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Shell scripts are a popular choice for writing small programs that do file manipulation. They are generally portable across platforms, but there are a number of things that can make a shell script work fine on one machine and fail on another. This article reviews some of the issues shell programmers may run into when trying to write widely portable scripts.

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