[SATLUG] Program named bashism

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Sun Oct 3 06:18:06 CDT 2010


'Bashism' (in the context I'm looking for) is a program that allows the
user to easily set and adjust many of the preferences for xterm and
bash. It's a clever name but due to the enormous number of listings for
the standard 'bashism' it is a bit difficult to find.


On 10/03/2010 03:21 AM, Robert Pearson wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:
>> I remember reading about a program called 'bashism' in a magazine. I
>> thought it was the same magazine where I read about DirB. Does anyone
>> know this program or where I can find it?  (Oddly enough, googling
>> 'bashism' 'Linux' and 'download' doesn't really help…)
>> --
> 
> Google "bashism" produced this and several others---
> <http://blogs.plexibus.com/2010/01/04/bashisms-and-ubuntu/>
> "Bashisms and Ubuntu
> Bashisms are bash extensions that are not strictly POSIX compliant.
> Using some of these extensions can lead to portability issues between
> different shells.
> Since Ubuntu 6.10, the default system shell, /bin/sh, was changed to
> dash. This change will cause /bin/sh scripts to fail if bash
> extensions exist.
> There is a tool called checkbashisms that is shipped along with the
> “devscripts” package, which is able to find several kind of bashisms
> in /bin/sh scripts and makefiles."



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