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* A new Zplugin extension that exposes binaries
@ 2019-09-18 22:27 Sebastian Gniazdowski
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From: Sebastian Gniazdowski @ 2019-09-18 22:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Hello,
normally, when one wants to gain access to execute a script/program,
he copies it to the PATH or adds its directory to the PATH. There is
however a different method: to create a function of the same name as
the binary with the path to it embedded inside the function.

One other method is to create a "forwarder"-script (rbenv calls such
scripts `shims') and copy it to the single, possibly dedicated PATH
entry.

The zplugin extension does this automatically. Example function created:

asciidoctor () {
        local bindir="/home/sg/.zplugin/plugins/zdharma---null/bin"
        local -x GEM_HOME="/home/sg/.zplugin/plugins/zdharma---null"
        "$bindir"/"asciidoctor" "$@"
}

As it can be seen the extension can also install gems and
automatically export GEM_HOME (plus the same for Node, and some other
features).

You can check it out at:
https://github.com/zplugin/z-a-bin-gem-node

-- 
Sebastian Gniazdowski
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