ldbash — Dynamic loader for libbash(7) libraries.
ldbash [-h | --help]
ldbash [-l | --list]
ldbash [-L | --load lib,[lib] ...]
ldbash [-U | --unload lib,[lib] ...]
ldbash [-e | --externlist lib,[lib] ...]
ldbash [--i | --internlista lib,[lib] ...]
ldbash is used to manipulate libbash(7) libraries. Its main function is
to load specific library. It can also print list of available libraries,
list functions each library exports, unload functions, etc.
In case of --load and --unload ,the output is intended to be passed to
bash eval command.
-h | --help Print options summary
-l | --list Display list of available libraries. The libraries names
listed, may be passed as parameters to other invocations of
ldbash. I.e. first you run ldbash --list to see what is
available and then you may load it.
-L | --load lib,[lib] ...
Load given libraries - i.e. print string that should be
passed to eval command. Usually the string contains
various source commands.
Libraries that given libraries depend on are also loaded.
Libraries only loaded if their dependencies are satisfied.
Dependencies are resolved using ldbash.cache file, which is
created by ldbashconfig(8).
-U | --unload lib,[lib] ...
Unload given libraries, but not their dependencies.
The output should be passed to eval command (in the same
manner as with --load ).
-e | --externlist lib,[lib] ...
List all symbols that are exported by given libraries.
Symbols are usually functions that given libraries
List all exported symbols of all available libraries.
Symbols are usually functions that library implement.
-i | --internlist lib,[lib] ...
List all internal symbols (i.e. global variables/functions)
of given libraries. This is intended mostly for developers
that want to develop library of their own, and want to be
sure that they don't override any already defined symbol.
List all internal symbols of all available libraries. This
is intended mostly for developers that want to develop
library of their own, and want to be sure that they don't
override any already defined symbol.
Cache file that contains information about libraries dependencies
and list of exported symbols. See ldbashconfig((8)) for further
The script can't load libraries if their file name starts with ‘-’. (If
someone uses file names that start with a ‘-’ he/she deserves it!)
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