I'm not getting my debian-custom emails
I just went to the archives and found the reply to my messages, but
I've not seen it in my in box. I'll have to check the spam
filters to see if they get dropped into that bit bucket.
Anyway, responses to responses in no particular order:
1. The Bourne shell here docs can be indented with tabs if you introduce
the marker with "<<-" instead of "<<". This is true even with the Solaris
/bin/sh (about the most retrograde active shell that I know about).
2. The $(...) constructs cannot be used with that shell. They require
POSIX compliance (ksh, bash or others within the last couple of
decades). This is already in use in the scripts.
3. Packages.gz I followed up on a few minutes ago.
4. single line commands: my terminal windows are all set to 80 columns
(OK, "81") so I write readily readable code on the least common denominator
terminals and also so I can have 4 columns of text without overlapping.
Thanks - Bruce