So I’ve found myself writing lots of
bash scripts recently and because they tend to do real things to the file system or cloud services they’re hard to test… it’s painful.
So it turns out there is an awesome linter/checker for
shellcheck which you can use to catch a lot of those gotchas before they become a problem.
There is a great plugin for
vscode so you get instant feedback when you do something you shouldn’t.
Better still it’s easy to get running in your build pipeline to keep everyone honest. Here is an example task for Azure Devops to run it on all scripts in the
Next on my list is to play with the
xunit inspired testing framework for
bash called shunit2 but kinda feel if you have enough stuff to need tests you should probably be using