Re: [dev] Is there any plan on a shell for sbase?

From: Ciprian Dorin Craciun <>
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2013 16:39:21 +0300

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 2:05 PM, Fernando C.V. <> wrote:
> Would it make sense to create a whole shell infrastructure based on
> little small commands?
> I mean, not just replacing no-brainer builtin things like "echo", etc,
> but also things like "if", "while", "for", "set", by doing system()
> calls to an extremelly minimal shell. Would it make sense? maybe even
> a command for creating pipes. It wouldn't be POSIX-conformant, but
> then just as long as the names don't conflict and the commands were
> available the script would run on normal shells too.
> [...]

    There is already a solution which does exactly this: `execline`.

    I didn't use it myself, but it seems to fit the profile you're
describing. Moreover `` server's seems to be completely
reliant on this and a few others.


    P.S.: Such a solution based heavily on `fork` and `execve` will
incur a lot of overhead... (Just this week I've written a few scripts
handling a couple hundred thousand files, and they're damn slow...)
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