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I love zsh's right-prompt, and I'd use it (again) in a minute, if I could just figure out how to get zsh to do a reverse search with the already entered line instead of 'previous history entry' for arrow-up.
I just can't live without it in my shell (bash) and my vim. Oh, in case anyone *doesn't* have it enabled. Try this in your .inputrc:
Then, start a new term - enter:
and only the commands starting with ls get displayed.
KimVette - c'mon, you know better than that. For everyone, before posting ask yourself the following question: am I adding to the thread by posting my words and are my words useful in the context of the thread?
Paris Hilton (she's a shell of a person after all the coke and guys she's had)
Sorry, I couldn't resist!!
Helpful hints (not directed at anyone in particular, just the guilty parties ):
* Try searching. You will probably find your question is already answered multiple times - and get the answer you are looking for right away -- instant gratification!
* Read the stickies
* Want to know which distro is right for you? Try several. Check out distrowatch.
* Want people to take you seriously? If you mean "you" type "you" not "u." Drop the 1337 5p34k. (see http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html)
* it is always better to post in an existing thread than to start a new one.
* Make your topic's title descriptive of the issue
* did you RTFM and STFW?
* Did you solve your problem? Please post back and let us know.
* Don't use "help" or "urgent" in your title
While we're speaking of rules:
RFC 1855: calls for 4-lines @ 75-characters-per-line "signature" block added by the sender of a post.
YOU are breaking RFC rules by having that humongous Sig of 12 lines. It should be a post rather than a sig.
I prefer ksh. First off its available on Unix out of the box and secondly all my scripting knowledge is based on it (i.e. I'm just too lazy to think learning bash differences is worth the time - for anything more sophisticated than ksh I'd likely do Perl.)
Typically I'll install it on my Linux distros rather than use bash.
My initial reluctance to using bash came from the fact it didn't use esc-k for command lookups but since one can do "set -o vi" to make it do that its now just inertia.
Bash for me! I've only used bash so far and I think it's quite powerful. I don't know what features other shells have but I'm somehow sure bash has them too, it's probably just in another form or slightly different.
Why is bash used by default in most distro's anyway?
If people prefer bash and keep moving to bash then surely it will evolve to the users demands.
It would be nice to exist a universal shell and of course features from other shells can be borrowed.
I think it is not that some shell is better because people that made them have great ideas, it is that they don't all work together.
These wore my thoughts. If you think it's all crap then just consider I vote for bash.