Bart continues his miniseries on shell scripting by teaching us conditionals in the shell. In order to explain why conditionals are a bit odd in shell scripting, Bart first walks us through how it was originally done and then shows us the evolution to a much better method. It’s still weird, and many things are opposite of what you’d expect (like how 4 is actually > 10), but he gets us there in the end. I was most excited to finally learn what
fi means, which shows up in shell scripting and I’d seen before in AppleScript.
You can find Bart’s fabulous tutorial shownotes at pbs.bartificer.net.
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