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Re: cd with multiple arguments?

From: Marc Herbert
Subject: Re: cd with multiple arguments?
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:35:32 +0000
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Le 13/12/2010 19:48, Stephane CHAZELAS a écrit :
> Yes, they're called "commands" or "programs" or "software".
> People tend to forget that before all a shell is a command line
> interpreter.
> If you're finding yourself writing complex shell functions that
> don't make use of external commands, then you're heading the
> wrong direction with your shell, or you are heading in one
> direction with the wrong medium (i.e. you need a programming
> language, not a shell).

Well put. I agree very much with this last paragraph, but the original
question was not about a "complex shell function".

I should not have used the word "library" either. Let me say
"convenience module" instead.  Something like this for instance:

Ideally end users could download and enable "Simon Myers module" in
just a few commands. What we currently have instead is each Linux
distribution doing its little bit of fine-tuning, enabled for every
user by default, and painful to customize and override.

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