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Discussion on: Handling Arguments in Bash Scripts

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Goutham Kolluru

What other options of set are typically used in bash scripts?

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Ben Sinclair

-x prints out every command as it's run, which can be fun (if verbose) for debugging.

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Ryan Palo Author

Usually I see set -o errexit, set -o nounset, and set -o pipefail as safety catches. Ben is right on about set -x. That’s a great one for debugging. Googling or running ‘man set’ will give you a bunch more info :)