local variables in bash

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Fri Feb 13 10:20:06 MST 2009


Merrill Oveson <moveson at gmail.com> writes:

> My original question was:
>
> Would doing this in the C shell solve this problem?
>
> If so, and forgive my ignorance, does the C shell have all the usual easy to
> do: mkdir, mv, awk, sed, etc - capabilities?

No, it wouldn't solve the "problem", which exists in pretty much all the
languages of the shell era.  It would also give you even more problems,
because csh is even more broken than other shells.

If you want a modern scripting language, use a modern scripting
language.  Shells ain't it.

                --Levi



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