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Old 08-25-2009
On UNIX systems the standard shell is the Posix shell which is very similar to early versions of ksh93.

If you really want to install bash you can do so using swinstall. One place to obtain a bash binary package is the Porting And Archive Centre For HP-UX

A word of advise - do not change the default shell for the root account to bash.
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Old 08-26-2009
thanks guys, I prefer to use the vi tab completion
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