Re: Bug#558684: ITP: envstore -- save and restore environment variables
On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Frank Lin PIAT <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Do April Fools' Day occur in November in some part of the world?
> On Sun, 2009-11-29 at 21:01 +0100, Maximilian Gass wrote:
>> Package: wnpp
>> * Package name : envstore
>> Version : 2.0
>> Upstream Author : Daniel Friesel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> * URL : https://derf.homelinux.org/~derf/projects/envstore/
>> * License : WTFPL
> Please Sam, drop your F* webpage. The [Open-Source] world don't need yet
> another license. Or make it clear that no one should actually use it.
FWIW, the WTFPL is accepted as compatible with the GPL by the Free
That is, at least version 2 of that license...
>> Description : save and restore environment variables
>> envstore allows you to save environment variables into a seperate store, list
>> them, and reload them into the shell again.
> In most situation, this packaged can be replaced with:
> echo $FOO > ~/.var_FOO
> FOO=$(cat ~/.var_FOO)
> In some exceptional situation, where the variable variables and escape
> code should be preserved, one can use:
> export | grep " PS4=" > ~/.var_FOO
> . ~/.var_FOO
> (No, it isn't guaranteed to be portable, and there might even be easier
> ways to achieve all this).
> I wonder how Unix could survive 30 years without such command.
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