Multi-platform shell scripts
While Linux and MacOS share a lot of similar terminal commands, some things remain different. Package management, for example. On Ubuntu, you commonly use APT, on MacOS, many use Brew. When you're writing a shell script that needs to run on both platforms, this poses a problem.
I recently had to write a "multi-platform" shell script and used this little code fragment:
#!/bin/bash system_type=$(uname -s) if [ "$system_type" = "Linux" ]; then sudo apt-get -y install vim elif [ "$system_type" = "Darwin" ]; then brew install vim else echo "Panic!" fi
Simple and effective. For anyone running into the same problem, here you go!