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Short Stuff: bash brace expansion

drmikecrowe profile image drmikecrowe ・2 min read

Sometimes, you forget the little things. I was reviewing AWS tools in Homebrew for Linux and grew curious about some of the packages:

$ brew search aws
==> Formulae
aws-apigateway-importer       aws-elasticbeanstalk          aws-iam-authenticator         aws-okta                      aws-vault                     awscurl                       gimme-aws-creds
aws-cdk                       aws-es-proxy                  aws-keychain                  aws-sdk-cpp                   aws/tap/aws-sam-cli ✔         awslogs                       kube-aws
aws-cfn-tools                 aws-google-auth               aws-mon                       aws-shell                     awscli                        awsume                        yaws

So, I thought I'd pull up the info on several. As I started to type things out, I realized how easy brace expansion could make this:

$ brew info aws{-keychain,-mon,curl,logs}

In Bash, this effectively becomes:

$ brew info aws-keychain
$ brew info aws-mon
$ brew info awscurl
$ brew info awslogs

giving the following output

$ brew info aws{-keychain,-mon,curl,logs}
aws-keychain: stable 3.0.0
Uses macOS keychain for storage of AWS credentials
https://github.com/pda/aws-keychain
Not installed
From: https://github.com/Homebrew/linuxbrew-core/blob/master/Formula/aws-keychain.rb
==> Analytics
install: 1 (30 days), 5 (90 days), 9 (365 days)
install-on-request: 1 (30 days), 5 (90 days), 9 (365 days)
build-error: 0 (30 days)

cloud-watch: stable 1.0.20.0
Amazon CloudWatch command-line Tool
https://aws.amazon.com/developertools/2534
Not installed
From: https://github.com/Homebrew/linuxbrew-core/blob/master/Formula/cloud-watch.rb
==> Requirements
Required: java ✔
==> Caveats
Before you can use these tools you must export some variables to your $SHELL.
  export AWS_ACCESS_KEY="<Your AWS Access ID>"
  export AWS_SECRET_KEY="<Your AWS Secret Key>"
  export AWS_CREDENTIAL_FILE="<Path to the credentials file>"
==> Analytics
install: 1 (30 days), 1 (90 days), 2 (365 days)
install-on-request: 1 (30 days), 1 (90 days), 2 (365 days)
build-error: 0 (30 days)

awscurl: stable 0.20 (bottled), HEAD
Curl like simplicity to access AWS resources
https://github.com/okigan/awscurl
Not installed
From: https://github.com/Homebrew/linuxbrew-core/blob/master/Formula/awscurl.rb
==> Dependencies
Build: pkg-config ✘
Required: python@3.8 ✘, libffi ✔
==> Options
--HEAD
    Install HEAD version
==> Analytics
install: 2 (30 days), 2 (90 days), 2 (365 days)
install-on-request: 2 (30 days), 2 (90 days), 2 (365 days)
build-error: 0 (30 days)

awslogs: stable 0.11.0 (bottled), HEAD
Simple command-line tool to read AWS CloudWatch logs
https://github.com/jorgebastida/awslogs
Not installed
From: https://github.com/Homebrew/linuxbrew-core/blob/master/Formula/awslogs.rb
==> Dependencies
Required: python@3.8 ✘, openssl@1.1 ✔, zlib ✔
==> Options
--HEAD
    Install HEAD version
==> Analytics
install: 909 (30 days), 2,729 (90 days), 11,596 (365 days)
install-on-request: 909 (30 days), 2,729 (90 days), 11,594 (365 days)
build-error: 0 (30 days)

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