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Expert Shell Scripting by Ron Peters

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PART 1Basic ScriptingTechniques

CHAPTER 1Shell Script Debugging

Even though this book isn't a "how to script" manual, some concepts that are fundamental to writing successful scripts should be discussed. Debugging is one of them. Debugging code is a significant part of writing code. No matter how disciplined you are or how skilled you become at coding, you will have bugs in your code, in the form of either syntax or logic errors. The syntactical problems tend to be simpler to resolve since many times they show up when the code throws an error when it is run. The logical bugs, on the other hand, may be more difficult to track down since the code may run without error, but the resulting output does not match the design of the program. The more ...

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