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==Policy==
 
==Policy==
 
* encoding is utf-8
 
* encoding is utf-8

Revision as of 22:46, 8 September 2011

Policy

  • encoding is utf-8
  • use #!/bin/bash
  • indent with tabs
  • tabs have 8 characters
  • don't use more than 132 columns
  • opening braces are top right, closing are bottom left:
foo() {
        echo bar
}
  • if and for statements are like this:
if true; then
        do something
else
        do something else
fi
for i in a b c; do
        echo $i
done
  • use single quotes if a string does not contain parseable content
  • use source instead of .