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# 8  
Old 09-14-2011
Originally Posted by jae99
I would like to get the same bash as ubuntu. With the sudo command and such.
sudo is not part of BASH. Neither is ls, mv, cp, sed, awk, cut, and so forth -- BASH just ties them all together for you. Only a very few like printf and echo and expr are probably built-ins.

A big exception would be busybox -- it's an all-in-one program, not needing cygwin at all, which includes BASH and over a hundred common shell commands all as builtins. Unlike cygwin, you can carry it around on a thumbdrive.

It doesn't have a sudo, though. sudo for windows inside BASH continues to fit Windows as badly as sudo for Windows without BASH.
# 9  
Old 09-14-2011
Originally Posted by mark54g

Ubuntu, to my knowledge, does not have its own shell. Perhaps you just want access to bash?
Ubuntu uses the Debian Almquist (dash) shell by default.
# 10  
Old 09-14-2011
Originally Posted by Corona688
A big exception would be busybox -- it's an all-in-one program, not needing cygwin at all, which includes BASH and over a hundred common shell commands all as builtins.
The builtin shell in BusyBox is not bash. It is ash. See busybox source
# 11  
Old 09-14-2011
Originally Posted by fpmurphy
The builtin shell in BusyBox is not bash. It is ash.
The version I linked definitely answers to 'bash'.
$ ./busybox.exe
BusyBox v1.19.1_18_0-306-geb28f73.git (2011-01-16 17:56:02 ICT) multi-call bina
Copyright (C) 1998-2009 Erik Andersen, Rob Landley, Denys Vlasenko
and others. Licensed under GPLv2.
See source distribution for full notice.

Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
   or: busybox --list[-full]
   or: function [arguments]...

        BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
        utilities into a single executable.  Most people will create a
        link to busybox for each function they wish to use and BusyBox
        will act like whatever it was invoked as.

Currently defined functions:
        [, [[, ar, ash, awk, base64, basename, bash, bbconfig, bunzip2, bzcat,
        bzip2, cal, cat, catv, cksum, cmp, comm, cp, cpio, cut, date, dc, dd,
        diff, dirname, dos2unix, echo, ed, egrep, env, expand, expr, false,
        fgrep, find, fold, getopt, grep, gunzip, gzip, hd, head, hexdump, kill,
        killall, length, ls, lzcat, lzma, lzop, lzopcat, md5sum, mkdir, mv, od,
        pgrep, pidof, printenv, printf, ps, pwd, rm, rmdir, rpm2cpio, sed, seq,
        sh, sha1sum, sha256sum, sha512sum, sleep, sort, split, strings, sum,
        tac, tail, tar, tee, test, touch, tr, true, uncompress, unexpand, uniq,
        unix2dos, unlzma, unlzop, unxz, unzip, usleep, uudecode, uuencode, vi,
        wc, wget, which, whoami, xargs, xz, xzcat, yes, zcat


It may be they just gave ash two names, though. That'd be annoying.

Last edited by Corona688; 09-14-2011 at 12:02 PM..
# 12  
Old 09-18-2011
Originally Posted by fpmurphy
Ubuntu uses the Debian Almquist (dash) shell by default.
Yet another reason I can avoid it Smilie.
# 13  
Old 09-19-2011
Can anyone post a link to a place that explains the difference between ubuntu and other versions of linux a little more in detail.
# 14  
Old 09-19-2011
There are literally hundreds of different distributions of Linux. What you are asking for is nearly impossible.

Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian, but does make some sweeping changes that are either liked or seriously disliked.
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