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check4progs(), func to long please refer to description

Terminal - check4progs(), func to long please refer to description
$ if check4progs cp foo mv bar rsync; then echo "needed progs avail, lets do funky stuff"; else echo "oh oh better abort now"; fi
2015-01-01 16:16:00
User: Xk2c
Functions: cp echo mv
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check4progs(), func to long please refer to description

Thanks to the great grml team for this func!

You really should look at their shell configs for further usefull things!

http://git.grml.org/?p=grml-etc-core.git;a=blob_plain;f=etc/grml/script-functions;h=4d6bcea8f9beae83abd08f44155d299ea54a4a9f;hb=HEAD

# {{{ check for availability of program(s)

# usage example:

# check4progs [-s,-q,--quiet,--silent] arg [arg .... argn]

#

# with option given either of:

# -s,-q,--quiet,--silent

#

# check for available progs but produce no output

check4progs() {

[ -n "${ZSH_VERSION}" ] && emulate -L sh

local RTN=0

local oldifs="${IFS}"

local ARG d found

local VERBOSE=1

case ${1} in

-q | -s | --quiet | --silent)

VERBOSE=0

shift 1

;;

*)

;;

esac

while [ $# -gt 0 ]

do

ARG="$1"

shift

found=0

IFS=:

for d in $PATH

do

if [ -x "${d}/${ARG}" ]

then

found=1

break

fi

done

IFS="${oldifs}"

# check for availability

if [ ${found} -eq 0 ]

then

if [ ${VERBOSE} -eq 1 ]

then

printf "%s: binary not found\n" "${ARG}" >&2

fi

RTN=1

fi

done

# return non zero, if at least one prog is missing!

return $RTN

}

# }}}

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