2016-11-16 Tags: hacking gnu bash
When I think of bash, I think of writing hacky scripts that do random things utilizing "bash commands". It turns out that the parts of bash that "do stuff" such as echo, cut, cat are part of a larger program called GNU Core Utilities.
The GNU Core Utilities are the basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system.These are the core utilities which are expected to exist on every operating system.
Source: Coreutils - GNU core
utilities I am
working on a general purpose backup
utility and this evening I was moments
away from writing something like this:
perl -e (print split("/\//", "/foo/bar/baz.tar.gz") My goal was to try
to extract the base file name from a given directory (I recognize that
that code does not actually do that). Then I realized that this was pure
madness and there had to be a better way. This is when I discovered the
program. It simply does the needful. GNU Core Utilities is full of all
sorts of gems such as this one. My main takeaway from this is to read
the entire GNU Core Utilities manual so I can stop writing horrible