UUCP files/directories being removed under SCO UNIX
Wm E. Davidsen Jr
davidsen at sixhub.UUCP
Wed Jun 6 08:21:34 AEST 1990
In article <7585 at pbhyf.PacBell.COM> kjk at PacBell.COM (Ken Keirnan) writes:
This ugly shell script:
| cd /usr/spool/uucp
| for i in *
| cd $i
| cleanup code
| cd ..
Any competent programmer would write
cd $i || continue
to insure that if the cd failed everything would fail cleanly.
Yes, you can say
[ -d $i ] || continue
instead, or several other things, but the idea is that good programmers
put error checking in their scripts, *and comments too!!* I don't find
SCO any worse than anyone else on this, although they did still have "^"
instead of "|" in some of the schell scripts which come with their text
system. This makes them fail with ksh, and I reported it over a year
before I bought my last text set.
bill davidsen - davidsen at sixhub.uucp (uunet!crdgw1!sixhub!davidsen)
sysop *IX BBS and Public Access UNIX
moderator of comp.binaries.ibm.pc and 80386 mailing list
"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -me
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