Hidden features of Bash

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Published on 2008-10-17T08:14:02Z Indexed on 2010/05/13 7:34 UTC
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Shell scripts are often used as glue, for automation and simple one-off tasks. What are some of your favorite "hidden" features of the Bash shell/scripting language?

  • One feature per answer
  • Give an example and short description of the feature, not just a link to documentation
  • Label the feature using bold title as the first line

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