Howto: Pause a Shell Script


Computer Data Output

Computer Data Output

File this one under “Another Nifty script-let”.  The problem this time is getting a shell script to pause for user input.  What I needed was a way to make a script stop, saying “Hit a key to continue..”, wait for the user to hit a key, then continue the script execution.  Here’s how:

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Risky Business


Project Management Porn

Project Management Porn

Anecdotally, I had always known that Software Engineers are terrible at estimation.  I had never realised exactly how bad we are.

Some rules of thumb which seem to pop up now and again, is to take your engineers best estimates, and double them.  Then you’re actually in the ball park.
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