I'm on a committee to produce a corporate wide shell scripting
standard, for sh, ksh, perl, .profile files, and as well set
standards for the CDE. With regard to the former, which is on topic
for this, I'm looking for documents that define a coding standard.
I'm not concerned whether these are 'perfect' documents, but sources
or guides to good coding practices (urls preferred) would be
There will be an emphasis on startup and shutdown scripts, though
honestly I expect this to be boilerplate. I'm more interested in
naming conventions, function conventions, good practice,
documentation conventions, legibility conventions, etc.
The computers affected by such a standard would be Sun Solaris machines
and HP 9000 machines running HP-UX.
I'm curious how people formally resolve the issue raised by HP of
location of startup scripts, as they say user made scripts located in
/sbin/init.d are not guaranteed to survive an operating systems
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