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Re: Suggestion for .bashrc

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Suggestion for .bashrc
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2022 15:37:29 -0500

On Tue, Jan 04, 2022 at 03:34:05PM -0500, Matthew Persico wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 10:33 AM Greg Wooledge <greg@wooledge.org> wrote:
> > You can edit the file yourself and make it work however you like.  You
> > have the right idea, but I'd write it like this:
> >
> > if [[ -d ~/.bash_aliases.d ]]; then
> >     for f in ~/.bash_aliases.d/*; do
> >
> Doesn't that shell expansion in the 'for' loop need to be protected somehow
> so that if there are no files in the directory, the loop does not try to
> process literally the file '*' in that directory?
>         [[ -f $f ]] && source "$f"
> >     done
> > fi

That's precisely what the [[ -f $f ]] check is for.  You could use -e
instead of -f if you prefer, just in case you ever want it to be able
to source named pipes or something.

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