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Re: Portable shell code between Cygwin and Linux

On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 10:04:43PM +0200, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>* Eliot Moss (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 11:40:44 -0400)
>> On 8/2/2011 8:24 AM, Sebastien Vauban wrote:
>> > Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>> >> * Sebastien Vauban (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 08:46:52 +0200)
>> >>> My goal is to have just 1 alias that would work both under Win32
>> >>> (Cygwin) and Ubuntu
>> >>
>> >> Why don't have simply put your alias definitions in if [[ $OSTYPE =
>> >> cygwin ]]; then else"?
>> >
>> > Because I really want one single definition which could work on
>> > every system I'm using.
>> The suggestion to use a few conditionals that look at the which OS
>> you're on does not involve continued tweaking. Once you have the right
>> file, it works everywhere (for which you have provided suitable cases)
>> using the exact same file. It's just that different parts get executed
>> on different platforms. It's not as elegant as achieving an
>> arrangement with no conditionals, but it's practical and flexible.
>Couldn't have said it better. Cygwin is not Linux and you just can't 
>ignore the differences. For example I have different aliases for netstat 
>and ps on Linux and on Windows. They just don't have the same options. 

ps does, if you "alias ps=procps".


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