Tired of bash scripting?

Written by: Michael Neale
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Try Erlang escript .

In building out the Webmachine "clickstack" - I got into a slightly annoying mess with bash scripts. Bash isn't really programming, more bashing the keyboard.

So escript to the rescue - escript is basically scripting erlang. Place:

!/ usr / bin / env escript

At the top of the file - You can also invoke it via the little known "escript" command that ships with Erlang.

An actual example (which works) is here:

The main() function takes a list of "string" arguments - and what you do there is up to you.
I keep a tab open with http://erldocs.com in it - handy to find functions to do most things you would want to script.

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