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Pick the first program found from a list of alternatives

Terminal - Pick the first program found from a list of alternatives
find_alternatives(){ for i;do which "$i" >/dev/null && { echo "$i"; return 0;};done;return 1;}
2011-01-06 19:53:46
User: eightmillion
Functions: echo return which
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Pick the first program found from a list of alternatives

This function is used to set environmental variables from a list of alternatives depending on what's installed on the system. It returns the first program found in the list.

Example usage:

export BROWSER=$(find_alternatives chromium-browser google-chrome opera firefox firefox-bin iceweasel konqueror w3m lynx)

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export EDITOR=$(find_alternatives vim nano pico emacs kate)

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export PAGER=$(find_alternatives vimpager less most more pg)

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