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ormaaj / forceEnv
Last active Mar 25, 2020
set HOME and USER
View forceEnv
# Try hard to set HOME and USER correctly.
# Supply a list of methods and try them until one is successful
function forceEnv {
typeset -A methods
case ${1+_}${1-unset} in
${methods[_$1]+*}) shift; continue ;;
unset) echo 'None of the supplied methods were successful.' >&2; return 1 ;;
_getent) getent passwd "${EUID:-$(id -u)}" | IFS=: read -r USER HOME{,,,,} SHELL ;;
_logname) USER=$(logname) && eval "HOME=~${USER}" ;;
ormaaj / reftest.bash
Last active Mar 25, 2020
Broken namerefs.
View reftest.bash
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Only ksh93 has "real" C++-like references (called namerefs). They can be used
# as reference parameters for passing data structures like arrays in and out of
# functions. Bash 4.3+ and mksh also have a nameref feature, but unlike ksh93,
# which has three different kinds of nameref, bash supports just two of these
# and mksh only one (the for-loop type won't be illustrated here). It is the
# "dynamic" kind of nameref that is supported by all three, which is mostly
# just sugar for Bash's old "${!var}" behavior (ksh93 also uses this kind when
# a nameref doesn't refer to a positional parameter).
ormaaj / multiproc.bash
Last active Mar 10, 2020
multiproc test
View multiproc.bash
#!/usr/bin/env bash
if [[ ${!KSH_VERSION} == .sh.version ]]; then
if builtin getconf; builtin pids; then
function BASHPID.get { .sh.value=$(pids -f '%(pid)d'); }
elif [[ -r /proc/self/stat ]]; then
function BASHPID.get { read -r .sh.value _ </proc/self/stat; }
function BASHPID.get { .sh.value=$(exec sh -c 'echo $PPID'); }
fi 2>/dev/null
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ormaaj /
Last active Sep 12, 2019
Shell pattern quote/escape fuzzer.
#!/usr/bin/env python3
import subprocess, itertools
class Shell(list):
def __init__(self, shell, cmds): = shell
super().__init__([(x, self.__run(x)) for x in cmds])
def __iter__(self):
View funcname.ksh
#!/usr/bin/env ksh
typeset -a FUNCNAME
function FUNCNAME.get {
nameref self=${}
if (( .sh.subscript < .sh.level )); then
trap "(( .sh.level -= .sh.subscript + 1 )); eval '(( .sh.level = ${.sh.level} ))' \; _=\${}" DEBUG
trap - DEBUG;
View gist:eaffc3cf8d24fea8d0748ddf67133b46
Verifying my Blockstack ID is secured with the address 1JGNdApmYocuG1HTmDdhvhSQ78UizP4R3Z
ormaaj / multidim.bash
Last active Feb 21, 2019
Non-serious bash 2d array implementation
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
function getElem {
${!1+\:} return 1
typeset -a "__getElemArr=${!1}"
set -- "__getElemArr${1#*]}"
[[ $1 == *\[!(@]|\*]) ]]
do :
ormaaj /
Last active Sep 20, 2018
Array evaluation order tests
#!/usr/bin/env ksh
# Testcase runs in ksh93t or greater. Tests should run in any shell provided
# you can supply all the necessary workarounds, and they correctly interpret
# ksh93 printf %q output (requires $'...'). At least one level of recursive
# arithmetic variable evaluation must also be supported.
# Dan Douglas <>
namespace main {
# e.g. add "set -x" to hacks
typeset -A shells=(
View gist:245417388175ad07fff5c7bdff0dea7a
unset -v aliasRestore
if ${BASH_VERSION+\:} false; then
shopt -s extglob lastpipe
if shopt -q expand_aliases; then
shopt -u expand_aliases
aliasRestore='shopt -s expand_aliases; unset -v aliasRestore'
aliasRestore="$(alias) ; unset -v aliasRestore"
unalias -a
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