SUMMARY: UNIX shell script coding standards

From: Craig H. Barker (
Date: Tue Oct 01 1996 - 14:13:39 CDT

Original Question:

> Can someone point me to where I can find established and accepted
> shell script coding standards? My company practices CMM and as
> such, needs to develop coding standards for writing UNIX script files.
> Any help will certainly be appreciated!

Received many responses. Apparently, there has never been standards
written. The closest tip came from Patrick O'Brien. He forwarded the
following message:

>>The POSIX 1003.2 Shell and Tools Interface standardization
>>committee is the only one I know of.
I checked here, and this was still of little hope for me.

Thank you for your efforts,
Craig H. Barker

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