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Old 03-13-2009
ksh88 or ksh93

Hi all!
Does anybody know how can I check if any UNIX installation has implemented ksh88 or ksh93?
Thanks in advance.
NÚstor.
# 2  
Old 03-13-2009
If the following command raises an error, you have ksh88 (or pdksh or mksh, in the last two implementations there is a variable KSH_VERSION), otherwise you have ksh93:

Code:
print ${.sh.version}

# 3  
Old 03-13-2009
Thanks Radoulov. It returned "bad sustitution" then it's ksh88.
# 4  
Old 03-13-2009
You can check the exact version by pressing Cntrl-V in command mode:

Code:
set -o vi
# press Escape
# press Cntrl-V


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