DeveloperWiki:Bash Coding Style

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  • encoding is utf-8
  • use #!/bin/bash
  • indent with tabs
  • tabs have 8 characters
  • do not 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
        do something else
for i in a b c; do
        echo $i
  • use single quotes if a string does not contain parseable content
  • use source instead of .
  • use $() instead of ``