Linux & BASH Script Miscellany

I run all my BBS analyses on our Linux servers, so I’ve picked up some bash scripting tricks along the way. If you have a screen you want to kill (and there are multiple running), first find its name and then kill it.

screen -ls
screen -X -S [session # you want to kill] kill

Also, while loops reading through files quit too soon if there’s not a newline character at the end of the last line. A fix…

while IFS='' read -r line || [[ -n "$line" ]]; do

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