As of 2017, this repository is in archival state. I refactored much of the code and am now using the scripts and utilities available publicly in this repository: https://github.com/natelandau/dotfiles.
My Shell Scripts
This is the centralized repository of all the shell scripts which I use for a number of different purposes.
Important: I am a novice programmer and I bear no responsibility whatsoever if any of these scripts that I have written wipes your computer, destroys your data, crashes your car, or otherwise causes mayhem and destruction. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
- etc/ - Many of my scripts and shared functions call for configuration files. These configs are saved here.
- lib/ - Shared functions and libraries that are used throughout the scripts. Note all my scripts require these files and will break if they can not be found.
- setupScripts/ - Scripts that configure new Mac computers from scratch. These scripts perform such tasks as:
- syncScripts/ - Scripts which use RSYNC and Unison to keep different directories and computers in sync.
- scriptTemplate.sh - A bash script boilerplate template.
This project implements the Semantic Versioning guidelines.
Releases will be numbered with the following format:
And constructed with the following guidelines:
- Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major (and resets the minor and patch)
- New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor (and resets the patch)
- Bug fixes and misc changes bumps the patch
A Note on Code Reuse
The scripts herein were created by me over many years without ever having the intention to make them public. As a novice programmer, I have Googled, GitHubbed, and StackExchanged a path to solve my own scripting needs. Quite often I would lift a function whole-cloth from a GitHub repo and not keep track of it's original location. I have done my best within the scripts to recreate my footsteps and give credit to the original creators of the code when possible. Unfortunately, I fear that I missed as many as I found. My goal of making these scripts public is not to take credit for the wonderful code written by others. If you recognize or wrote something here that I didn't credit, please let me know.
This is a bash script boilerplate template that I use to create all my scripts. It takes care of a number of items for you including:
- Sourcing associated libraries and functions
- Gracefully trapping exits
- Creating and cleaning up temporary directories
- Writing logs
- Checking for dependecies (i.e. - ffmpeg or rsync)
- Passing options from the command line
- Printing usage information when
To use the bash boilerplate for your own script follow these steps.
- Make a copy of
- Ensure that the new script can find the utilities located in
lib/utils.shby updating the path of variable
utilsLocationnear the top.
- Ensure your script is executable (i.e. - run
chmod a+x scriptname)
- Add your script within the function titled