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Re: Is this supposed to work this way?
Greetings, Warren Young!
>> what is the standard way of detecting OS type?
>> uname -o
> The wise try not to do that at all.
> Instead, take in a little wisdom from the people who created autoconf, a
> piece of software that's been uncommonly successful[*] by FOSS
> standards: don't test for platforms, test for features.
Well, then, following your wisdom, I have to clog every line of my script with
"... || exit" or an equivalent.
Because even an attempt to continue execution, if any error occured, would be
disastrous to the calling program.
Solution is to "set -e" and have script bail out at any problem, but if I try
autoconf approach and blindly run whatever I feel appropriate, hoping for the
best and preparing for worst, I won't have such option.
Andrey Repin (email@example.com) 04.04.2012, <12:57>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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