Developing Wrappers

The following sections describe some basic information about how to develop wrappers. Refer to Part 6 of this book for an introduction to shell programming.

Interpreter Choice

You typically write wrapper scripts in an interpreted language so that they can execute on the various platform configurations in the environment. If you are going to write wrappers, you must decide which interpreter to use. The Solaris Operating Environment provides three shells that make suitable interpreters for wrappers, as noted in Table 68.

Table 68. Available Shells
Shell Description
/bin/sh Bourne shell.
/bin/ksh Korn shell.
/bin/csh C shell.


The Solaris 8 Operating Environment also includes three freeware shells: The Bourne-Again shell ( ...

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