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A collection of pure bash alternatives to external processes

The goal of this repository is to document known and unknown methods of doing various tasks using only built-in bash features. Using the snippets from this guide can help to remove unneeded dependencies from your scripts and in most cases make them that little bit faster.

I often start out with a bash script, but as soon as things get complicated I ditch it for Ruby. With this collection in hand, perhaps I can get a bit more done without throwing the baby out with the bash water.

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