Rust's simple download script

Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Mon Nov 9 16:42:24 PST 2015

On 11/09/2015 06:09 PM, H. S. Teoh via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 06:07:57PM -0500, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d wrote:
>> Rust has a nice way to download at
>> for Posix:
>> $ curl -sSf | sh -s --
>> The method is simple and transparent. An optional --channel=beta or
>> --channel=nightly parameter chooses between a stable release
>> (default), beta, or nightly build.
>> Should we do something similar?
> [...]
> Probably...
> ... though I have to admit that the idea of running a shell script
> downloaded from some random remote server (and that, as root, as
> otherwise it probably wouldn't work) scares me. A lot.

Piping through less would be a natural first thing to do. Also, let's 
not forget that installing from the same site carries the same risks. -- 

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