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Expanding Your Toolkit: Using Saved Lists at the Linux $ Prompt


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Expanding Your Toolkit is an occasional series which helps us integrate the MV and non-MV aspects of our jobs.

While I spend a majority of my working life in Multivalue — Unidata, specifically — I spend a good amount of time working in other environments as well. One of my favorite features of MultiValue that I miss in other environments is saved lists. I can't tell you how many times I've been working in a Linux shell and thought, "if only I had a saved list of items, this would be so much easier."

I recently needed to verify the compile dates on a list of items in a very cluttered program file. If only I had a saved list of the programs in Linux! With a saved list I could get my list, list the file and check the compilation dates on the items. But we can't do saved lists at the $ prompt in Linux. Or can we?

Spoiler alert: We CAN. Okay, so maybe it's not saved lists in the traditional MultiValue syntax, but we can do the same kind of thing quite easily.

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