Fri Sep 29 15:49:00 GMT 2006
On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 09:50:40AM -0400, Kenneth Nellis wrote:
> I have bash scripts that I want to run identically under Cygwin and
> Linux, which sometimes require the scripts to detect the environment
> and branch accordingly. There are numerous ways to do Cygwin detection,
> but I was wondering what technique should work with the widest audience
> and be most immune to future Cygwin developments.
The widest audience, in your case, being one? ;-)
> FWIW, below are various techniques that work for *me* *today*, some of
> which have obvious flaws.
case "`uname`" in
Linux ) echo "Don't fear the penguin." ;;
CYGWIN* ) echo "Don't fear the hippos!" ;;
FreeBSD ) echo "This is Unix. I know this." ;;
* ) echo "God just killed a kitten." ;;
FWIW, you may want to consider doing the same to your .bashrc, etc.
files. I can't imagine, for example, such things as aliases on a
Windows+Cygwin system being useful across platforms.
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