local variables in bash

Merrill Oveson moveson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 10:17:15 MST 2009


or php?

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Stuart Jansen <sjansen at buscaluz.org>wrote:

> On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 10:06 -0700, Merrill Oveson wrote:
> > Would doing this in the C shell solve this problem?
>
> Friends don't let friend use csh.
>
> > If so, and forgive my ignorance, does the C shell have all the usual easy
> to
> > do: mkdir, mv, awk, sed, etc - capabilities?
>
> Those aren't part of Bash, they're plain old
> commands. /bin/mkdir /bin/mv /usr/bin/awk /bin/sed, etc.
>
> If you are having a problem keeping your variables clean, that's a sign
> that it's time to stop using the shell. Shell scripting should only be
> used to solve small, simple problems.
>
> Time to use a better language like Perl, Python or Ruby.
>
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