Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bash Pitfalls

I was on IRC.. and noticed this link..,
if I had only known earlier…

Tons of useful information on Bash Pitfalls… as well as tons of habits to change… :/

My error was specifically #22,
cmd1 && cmd2 || cmd3 where I had assumed cmd2 is going to exit 0.

In most of my usecases… my command is in the form of cmd1 || sleep # && cmd3, I just naturally assume sleep is going to return 0.

Well, luckily for me, it has worked for the most part… but definitely need to change a number of my scripting habits…