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Old 08-19-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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Shell scripting tips and tricks...


I thought this might be a cool idea for a newbie scripting thread. Since I'm just learning scripting it will be useful for me, and hopefully useful to others in the same boat.

Something I just came across in the Advance Bash Scripting Guide

most everyone who's done any work in the shell knows ~ is the home directory of the current user. What I just found out (and this may be embarrisingly simple) is that:

~+ = current working directory
~- = previous working directory

The ABS also mentions ~= but I had trouble understanding exactly what that one does.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 10:32 AM   #2
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That's good to know; Bump.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 11:02 AM   #3
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Apart from searching LQ for it (especially the programming forum is full of interesting questions and scripts) there's more (mixed) tips and tricks in the Tricks and hints thread.
 
  


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