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Re: cd with multiple arguments?

From: Chris Jones
Subject: Re: cd with multiple arguments?
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 18:30:13 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 05:24:34AM EST, Marc Herbert wrote:

> > It's trivial to write a shell function to do that, and many other
> > things.
> Things like "good default settings" and "batteries included" 

Not sure the reference to python (?) is relevant here, since the
language by itself does not do much and the included ‘batteries’ are
almost entirely provided via modules, all in all an approch not very
different from Chet's suggesting writing a function. 

True, bash does not come with a vast library of ready-to-use functions.

> ... typically make users switch from one tool to another.

And what some see as features, others call.. bloat. 

Personally, what made me abandon bash early on and switch to python for
most of my scripting needs was that by the time I reached the end of the
manual, I had already forgotten the beginning. :-)


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