System Administrators Toolkit: Standardizing your UNIX command-line tools

The latest article in my System Administration Toolkit series at IBM developerWorks has been released. This article on ways of simplifying and standardizing your environment and command-line tools within a heterogeneous environment. As someone who…

The latest article in my System Administration Toolkit series at IBM developerWorks has been released. This article on ways of simplifying and standardizing your environment and command-line tools within a heterogeneous environment. As someone who regularly switches between Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris, to name but a few, I will often find myself using the wrong command on one host, but one which is perfectly valid on another. I’ve developed a number of different methods and solutions for that over the years, and this article covers the main solutions, including:

  • Using aliases
  • Using inline shell functions
  • Using scripts
  • Using a single source

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