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to Two Fer in the Bash Track

Published at Dec 09 2018 · 0 comments
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This exercise has changed since this solution was written.

Two-fer or 2-fer is short for two for one. One for you and one for me.

"One for X, one for me."

When X is a name or "you".

If the given name is "Alice", the result should be "One for Alice, one for me." If no name is given, the result should be "One for you, one for me."

Run the tests with:

bats two_fer_test.sh

After the first test(s) pass, continue by commenting out or removing the skip annotations prepending other tests.



External utilities

Bash is a language to write scripts that works closely with various system utilities, like sed, awk, date and even other programming languages, like Python. This track does not restrict the usage of these utilities, and as long as your solution is portable between systems and does not require installing third party applications, feel free to use them to solve the exercise.

For an extra challenge, if you would like to have a better understanding of the language, try to re-implement the solution in pure Bash, without using any external tools.

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#!/usr/bin/env bash

@test "no name given" {
  run bash two_fer.sh
  [ "$status" -eq 0 ]
  [ "$output" == "One for you, one for me." ]

@test "a name given" {
  run bash two_fer.sh Alice
  [ "$status" -eq 0 ]
  [ "$output" == "One for Alice, one for me." ]

@test "another name given" {
  run bash two_fer.sh Bob
  [ "$status" -eq 0 ]
  [ "$output" == "One for Bob, one for me." ]
# tivasyk <tivasyk@gmail.com>

main() {
    output="One for X, one for me."

    if [ -z "$input" ]; then

    echo "${output}"

main "$@"

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