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# 1  
Old 07-01-2005
What's your most useful shell?

What's your most useful shell?
  • /bin/sh
  • /bin/csh
  • /bin/ksh
  • /bin/tcsh
  • /bin/bash
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Old 07-21-2005
ksh, because of its vi-cmdline editing mode, its reliable and stable job control (whoever had to deal with csh knows what i mean) and it's great programming language.

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Old 07-26-2005
Originally Posted by zylwyz
What's your most useful shell?


Zsh (which is somewhat related to Ksh) for interactive use is the most powerfull shell and usefull shell in that mode. I use sh and bash for shell scripting. I don't use zsh for shell scripting.


P.S I'm not going to place a vote on this thread for obvious reasons. Smilie

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# 4  
Old 08-10-2005
I use bash for everything.
# 5  
Old 08-17-2005
Hi Bakunin,

I am using csh and tcsh too. Could you please tell me that how ksh for vi command line edit mode is reliable, stable job control and is great programming language.

Thank you.
# 6  
Old 08-17-2005
only bash

and sometimes tcsh
# 7  
Old 08-24-2005
Originally Posted by Tlogine
Hi Bakunin,

I am using csh and tcsh too. Could you please tell me that how ksh for vi command line edit mode is reliable, stable job control and is great programming language.

Thank you.
Hi TLogine,

I said, *my* reasons for preferring the Korn shell are:

1) a stable job control: it is reliable (and predictable) to create, handle and remove daughter processes (unlike in csh, IMHO), there is a coprocess facility (which the csh lacks);

2) a grat programming language: Korn shell has a very good, versatile and elegant programming (script) language built in, which I find in every respect better than the csh scripting language.

3) the vi cmdline editing mode: in Korn shell it is possible to switch to a vi-like way of dealing with the command history and repeat/modify commands. I like this behaviour much better than the (again: IMHO) rather clumsy "!" and "!!", ... the csh features.

If you feel better with the csh (or any other shell): great, I have no problems with that. Still, I would like to point out, that I would greatly appreciate you having equally no problems with *my* decision about *my* working environments. Thanks.


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