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Z-shell (zsh)

Z-shell (zsh) anyone use it and how do ya like it?

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Old 09-06-2002
I have only used it a few times, for scripting on a system without another "good" shell, and I like what I did see of it.
One of my pet peeves with bash is that this doesn't work:
echo Hello | read a; echo $a
For some reason, read doesn't take info from a pipe like ksh or posix shell...
zsh will handle that, on the other hand.

Apart from above, I don't have any interactive experience with it, so I can't say for sure - anyone else?
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