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platform_shell (1t)

Name

platform_shell - System identification support code and utilities

Synopsis

package require platform::shell ?1.1.4?

platform::shell::generic shell
platform::shell::identify shell
platform::shell::platform shell

Description

platform::shell(1t)          Tcl Bundled Packages          platform::shell(1t)



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NAME
       platform::shell - System identification support code and utilities

SYNOPSIS
       package require platform::shell ?1.1.4?

       platform::shell::generic shell
       platform::shell::identify shell
       platform::shell::platform shell
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DESCRIPTION
       The  platform::shell  package  provides several utility commands useful
       for the identification of the architecture of a specific Tcl shell.

       This package allows the identification of the architecture  of  a  spe-
       cific  Tcl shell different from the shell running the package. The only
       requirement is that the other shell (identified by its path), is  actu-
       ally executable on the current machine.

       While  for most platform this means that the architecture of the inter-
       rogated shell is identical to the architecture  of  the  running  shell
       this  is  not generally true. A counter example are all platforms which
       have 32 and 64 bit variants and where a 64bit system  is  able  to  run
       32bit code. For these running and interrogated shell may have different
       32/64 bit settings and thus different identifiers.

       For applications like a code repository it is important to identify the
       architecture  of  the shell which will actually run the installed pack-
       ages, versus the architecture of the shell running the repository soft-
       ware.

COMMANDS
       platform::shell::identify shell
              This command does the same identification as platform::identify,
              for the specified Tcl shell, in contrast to the running shell.

       platform::shell::generic shell
              This command does the same identification as  platform::generic,
              for the specified Tcl shell, in contrast to the running shell.

       platform::shell::platform shell
              This  command returns the contents of tcl_platform(platform) for
              the specified Tcl shell.

KEYWORDS
       operating system, cpu architecture, platform, architecture



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | runtime/tcl-8    |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+
NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source was downloaded from  http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/tcl/tcl-
       core8.6.7-src.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.tcl.tk/.



platform::shell                      1.1.4                 platform::shell(1t)