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I've recently been doing similar with some of my utilities, albeit with an informal comparison between Ruby and Go versions, but would agree that for large, production critical scrips, this is a great way to do it

Recommended read: Rewriting Bash scripts in Go using black box testing https://stackoverflow.blog/2022/03/09/rewriting-bash-scripts-in-go-using-black-box-testing/


I used to write a lot of shell scripts before realising that what I was trying to do was treat shell scripting as a "full" scripting language (I won't define here what I mean by "full").

Its not - reach for a higher level scripting language like Ruby or Python when things are getting more complicated, and allow shell scripts to glue things together, or be for quick tasks maybe a few lines long.

When you do write them, this advice is great but it's definitely worth gaining understanding of when you should and shouldn't use them.

Recommended read: Anybody can write good bash (with a little effort) https://blog.yossarian.net/2020/01/23/Anybody-can-write-good-bash-with-a-little-effort