Portable shell code between Cygwin and Linux

Sebastien Vauban wxhgmqzgwmuf@spammotel.com
Tue Aug 2 12:25:00 GMT 2011

Hi Thorsten,

Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Sebastien Vauban (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 08:46:52 +0200)
>> My goal is to have just 1 alias that would work both under Win32
>> (Cygwin) and Ubuntu
> Why don't have simply put your alias definitions in if [[ $OSTYPE = 
> cygwin ]]; then else"?

Because I really want one single definition which could work on every system
I'm using.

I don't like copy/pasting things, and just changing bits of the code, if I can
avoid it.

And this is not only for aliases. I'd like my shell scripts in general to be
able to run in whichever PC I'm on, be it Ubuntu or Windows.

Best regards,

Sebastien Vauban

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