sparforte  2.5
About: SparForte is a programming language for high integrity tasks, fast and efficient development over the project lifecycle and assuring best practices (former name BUSH = BUsiness SHell).
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sparforte Documentation

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SparForte README File

Ken O. Burtch is the author of "Linux Shell Scripting with Bash" and former IT Architect with the "Webkinz" brand websites. With nearly 20 years experience in the IT business, including many years with multi-billion dollar companies, Ken was concerned over hard to scale, hard to maintain scripting languages, he created SparForte as a tool to solve real business problems. Based a ISO standard proven effective for large, mission-critical projects, SparForte is designed for fast development of large projects while, at the same time, providing easier maintenance and bug removal.


COPYING contains information about the GPL licence. The SparForte documentation is located in the doc/ directory.

AdaCGI is released under the GPL licence. The only changes were to add the "-q" flag in the makefile for quieter makes.

APQ is released under the ACL or GPL licence.


If you have downloaded the binary version, you should have the spar binary and the SparForte manual in the doc directory and sample scripts in the examples directory.

To install SparForte as your login shell, copy the "spar" file to the /usr/local/bin directory (or type "make install" to do this for you). Then change the /etc/passwd file accordingly. Alternatively, change /etc/shells to allow users to select spar as a shell with chsh. You will need to be the superuser to copy or edit these files.

If you have downloaded the SparForte sources, the INSTALL file contains instructions for compiling the sources.

"Have a lot of fun!"