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Re: cd with multiple arguments?

From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: cd with multiple arguments?
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:12:52 -0500 (EST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LMD 1167 2008-08-23)

On Mon, 13 Dec 2010, Stephane CHAZELAS wrote:

2010-12-13, 12:04(+00), Marc Herbert:
True, bash does not come with a vast library of ready-to-use functions.

Neither is there any such "reference" library available externally. Or
is there?

Yes, they're called "commands" or "programs" or "software".

People tend to forget that before all a shell is a command line

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).

  I stongly disagree with that statement. The shell *is* a programming
  language, especially with the extensions in bash.

  In recent years I have stopped using any other language; the shell
  is more than adequate for all my programming needs.

   Chris F.A. Johnson, <http://cfajohnson.com>
   Pro Bash Programming: Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell (2009, Apress)
   Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)

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