How To Enable Shell Script Debugging Mode in Linux

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6 Responses

  1. Stephan says:

    Set -e. Incase you forgot to define used environment variables is very useful!

  2. Leandro says:

    The second snipped can be only used if execution flag is enabled. But you don’t say anything related and in this way it is not necessary the first line of code being the code in the your first code snipped

    • Aaron Kili says:


      The first line can be left out only if a script contains standard system commands without any shell derivatives. We will update the article to include that, however, you may or may not use the execution flag.

  3. Leandro says:

    Look the first code snippet, there is something wrong there… Sh for bash and bash for Shell?

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