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View Poll Results: Shell of the Year
bash 1,077 89.45%
tcsh 15 1.25%
csh 6 0.50%
sh 19 1.58%
zsh 47 3.90%
korn/ksh 22 1.83%
ash 2 0.17%
fish 16 1.33%
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Shell of the Year

A new category last year, and a run-away poll.

Old 12-30-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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Distribution: Debian
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GO fish!

Seriously though can fish be considered?
Old 12-30-2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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Bash. Fish did catch my eye but I never really got around to installing it...
Old 12-31-2006, 05:34 AM   #4
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I like fish syntax highlighting but I'm sticking to bash because it benifits from being univerisal.
Old 12-31-2006, 03:52 PM   #5
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bash, bashes the rest ? ghehe, no j/k. But i like bash.
Old 12-31-2006, 05:47 PM   #6
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Definitely bash for me, but I have a few friends who are tcsh devotees. I've wanted to sit down seriously with fish or zsh as they both look really cool, but I just have never been motivated to do so.
Old 12-31-2006, 06:32 PM   #7
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I know bash will take it, but I had to vote for tcsh. As for the conception that bash is universal... it's one of my biggest pet peeves. It's universal in Linux, true... but not universally.
Old 12-31-2006, 06:38 PM   #8
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Of course bash!!
Old 12-31-2006, 09:29 PM   #9
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I vote for bash
Old 12-31-2006, 11:15 PM   #10
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King Bash...
Old 01-01-2007, 06:47 AM   #11
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You know, has anyone ever posted a good comparason of shells?
Old 01-01-2007, 07:01 AM   #12
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I voted for ZSH because it has the best command completion. FISH is pretty good as well.
Old 01-01-2007, 10:35 AM   #13
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Voted for bash, even though the fact bash is probably the most popular default shell doesn't mean it's the best. But bash is the best for me. At least for now. Lets see again in 1 year when I have more experience with other shell types
Old 01-01-2007, 10:46 AM   #14
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Vote! It's a privilege!
Old 01-01-2007, 08:36 PM   #15
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Thumbs up Bash

Hard to say anything about the others, but I've always used just Bash. I guess I'll have to check other some day.


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