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Old 10-03-2003
BSD, Bash and Shells?

When I use Mac OS X's Terminal the UI is some what easier than that of Linux...

I this just a shell or something because using Bash is a pain in RH's Linux 9. It's so sensitive about case etc. ???

In that way what is the shell that OS X uses as it's default

Bash is on OS X (OK Duh) and they reffer to BSD as a subsystem so isn't just some sort of API that can be incorpt.ed into Linux?
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Old 10-04-2003
to find out what shell you are using, try entering this at the command line (it should work):
echo $SHELL
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Old 10-16-2003
OS X uses tcsh by default.
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Old 10-16-2003
Re: BSD, Bash and Shells?

Quote:
Originally posted by RedVenim

I this just a shell or something because using Bash is a pain in RH's Linux 9. It's so sensitive about case etc. ???
Any UNIX (or variant) OS will be highly sensitive about case. A will always be different to a.

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