Things I always search for when writing a new BASH script

Get the directory of the script When writing a bash script, especially when it is distributed via a git repository and depends on other files in the same repository, it is often important to know the location of the script to use relative paths to other files. Particularly, getting the directory of the current script allows users to execute the script from wherever they want and the script can still depend on files similar to using a relative path. This... Artikel ansehen


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