The ‘-s’ switch makes ‘curl’ completely silent, even on error messages. So when
it fails it doesn't tell us why.
The ‘--no-progress-meter’ disables the normal progress meter output so that when
everything succeeds, there is no output, but when there is a failure we still
get to see what that is.
Before if the ‘curl’ command failed, it wouldn't send any output to sed, which
would succeed, and that would go into the destination file.
Now we check the status explicitly before moving on and print a message when
If there is no configuration file in “$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/update-mirrors”,
try looking through directories specified in XDG_CONFIG_DIRS. If
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS is not specified, use “/etc/xdg”.
Now config files are searched for in this order:
- “$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/update-mirrors/config.sh”, or
“$HOME/.config/update-mirrors/config.sh” if XDG_CONFIG_DIR is not
- For each DIR in XDG_CONFIG_DIRS “$DIR/update-mirrors/config.sh” is
tried, or “/etc/xdg/update-mirrors/config.sh” if XDG_CONFIG_DIRS is