[CentOS] [OT] Bash help

Wed Oct 25 17:28:14 UTC 2017
Mark Haney <mark.haney at neonova.net>

On 10/25/2017 12:47 PM, Warren Young wrote:
> You’re making things hard on yourself by insisting on Bash, by the way.  This solution is better expressed in Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua, JavaScript…probably dozens of languages.
Yeah, you're right, I am. An associative array was the first thing I 
thought of, then realized BASH doesn't do those.  I honestly expected 
there to be a fairly straight forward way to do it in BASH, but I was 
sadly mistaken.  In my defense, I gave virtually no thought on the logic 
of what I was trying to do until after I'd committed significant time to 
a BASH script.  (Well maybe that's not a defense, but an indictment.)

As I said, I don't do much scripting anymore as the majority of my time 
is spent DB tuning and Ansible automation.  Not really an excuse, and I 
appreciate your indulgence(s) in giving me a hand.  As embarrassed as I 
am, I'll just go sit in the corner the rest of the day.

Thanks again.

Mark Haney
Network Engineer at NeoNova
919-460-3330 option 1
mark.haney at neonova.net