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# 113  
Old 08-14-2008
i agree with amsct KSH is great..
# 114  
Old 08-19-2008
Bash gets it done
# 115  
Old 08-27-2008
Quite happy with BASH, although I haven't used KSH since the mid-90's. The main thing missing from BASH is KSH's !(...) file glob feature. A friend recently showed me zsh, and it's come a long way in the last 10 years. I like the pop-up / browse filename feature. Very sleek.

So in general I break it down as follows:

zsh : interactive use (but I still don't use it every day)
bash : advanced all-purpose shell-scripting
ksh : when you have to be portable and sh compatibility means pulling hair.
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# 116  
Old 08-27-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by jb_bsd
If I want to do the same 2 years from now, all I may have to do
is grep several saved history files ( the "usual" history file, which rotates,
and saves across reboots, saved periodically so commands not lost)
Cool and *yawn*. I implemented something like this in BASH. Since I use screen I often have multiple histories, so I created my own search/merge system. Sometimes a command I'm looking for is only relevant to Solaris, sometimes to Linux, sometimes to my Linux cluster. For this, I keep different histories separated by host-type and tty.
# 117  
Old 08-27-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by otheus
The main thing missing from BASH is KSH's !(...) file glob feature.

You can turn that on in bash with shopt -s extglob.
# 118  
Old 08-28-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by cfajohnson

You can turn that on in bash with shopt -s extglob.
Hey cool! Thanks!
# 119  
Old 08-28-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by jb_bsd
i've multiple .htm on how-to-use screen saved but have no reason to use it yet (one CPU on the network).
Does that reflect lack of computing power or lack of complexity?
If it's the former:

1036 9716 0.0 0.1 7532 3016 ? Ss Jul26 8:50 SCREEN -c
1036 30119 0.0 0.1 10520 3944 ? Ss Jul24 41:53 SCREEN

That's 50 minutes -- 0.1% -- of computing time in a month.

If it's the latter, well, it all depends on how much you use the command line, I guess, and how much you like moving your hands from the mouse to keyboard and back. On a laptop or special keyboards, it's only a slight gain in productivity.
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