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Here Today, Gone When You Exit: Proper Tempfiles in Shell Scripts

In the course of my career, I've periodically come across code like this in shell scripts: TEMP_FILE=/tmp/tempfile Or sometimes, slightly more elegantly: TEMPFILE=/tmp/tempfile.$$ The problems with the first example are obvious, especially if it appears in many different scripts.  The second is better.  The "$$" means "my process ID", who if whatever script had a process ID of 5309, the TEMPFILE variable would be set to /...

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Here Today, Gone When You Exit: Proper Tempfiles in Shell Scripts

Replacing That Big Fat Bash

It's actually a tip from Lincoln, who emailed me last month: Another idea is to replace bash (~4M/instance) with pdksh (~1M/instance). It doesn't sound like much, but if you're like me and you're have...

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Replacing That Big Fat Bash

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