DecisionAvoid command aliases and short options


When writing scripts for CI tasks or local procedures, it is helpful to have the full command spelled out. Having the long options and avoiding command aliases will reduce chances of misinterpretation and mistakes. This will also reduce the need for checking the documentation while reading or reviewing a script.

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We will use the long form of command names and their options when writing scripts shared with the team.


  • We will write drush config:status and not drush cst.
  • We will write cut --delimiter=' ' --fields=1,4 --only-delimited and not cut -sd' ' -f1,4.
  • We will write git checkout and not git co or gco.


Developers have a clear understanding of the intent of the script their are reading.

Mateu Aguiló Bosch

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