[sf-lug] bash: identifying directories

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Sat Jun 7 15:49:13 PDT 2008

On Sat, 7 Jun 2008, Clyde Jones wrote:

> True - that is the purpose of setting the $IFS at the top of my script 
> [1], that makes bash use the carriage return as a field delimiter 
> instead of spaces plus carriage returns (you could set it to anything 
> you want; tabs, commas, colons etc).

Yup - I think playing with IFS is ugly.

> Your script will miss any .directories (which may or maynot be bad 
> thing)

Oops.  You can use mpaoli's ingenious globbing to fix that, I suppose.

And then mine has, I think, all the functional benefits of mpaoli's. 
That's a little ugly - maybe I'll put that in my .bashrc as a variable... 
I'll report back on that.

> So far Michael is the winner in the bash scripting contest.

In a sense, that's no surprise. (-:

I only really sent my email so that everyone would see me wax poetic about 
pushd.  Yay pushd!

-- Asheesh.

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