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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 01-05-2007, 03:28 AM   #31
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bash (don't know the differences of the others)
 
Old 01-06-2007, 05:57 PM   #32
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Hello,

While I use both BASH and TCSH, I enjoy using TCSH more for general purpose use. While BASH may arguably be the more robust shell to program in, I find TCSH to be more appealing aesthetically and syntactically. And since I don't program that much in the shell, the latter appeal wins out.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 11:12 PM   #33
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The one and only and still #1 = Bash
 
Old 01-08-2007, 11:03 AM   #34
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Bash I think
 
Old 01-14-2007, 09:25 AM   #35
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bash... no question here...
 
Old 01-14-2007, 11:06 AM   #36
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Of course bash will win due to default on many, if not all, Linux distros. KSH93 is also a very nice shell though. Too bad there's been a bug in the latest version since many, many months now that has not been remedied. Although I primarily use bash, I prefer KSH. Fish I've never used but it looks interesting.

Last edited by gotfw; 01-16-2007 at 10:21 PM.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 08:51 AM   #37
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I mostly use bash but I like ksh.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 04:36 PM   #38
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I only use bash on my machines.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 05:30 PM   #39
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Bash. In this case familiarity has bred contentedness.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 05:59 PM   #40
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Bash. In this case familiarity has bred contentedness.
Does this not bother anyone?

If I had had fish when I first started ...
 
Old 01-17-2007, 07:43 PM   #41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tortanick
You know, has anyone ever posted a good comparason of shells?
If anyone knows of one, i'd be really interested.

I've not started any shell scripting, and am only fairly autonomous at the command line, but it'd probably be an idea to know the merits of the different shells before I get too attached to one.

While I know of most of the choices, bash is the only one i've used, so it seems a little unfair to vote.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 10:39 AM   #42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lordandmaker
If anyone knows of one, i'd be really interested.

I've not started any shell scripting, and am only fairly autonomous at the command line, but it'd probably be an idea to know the merits of the different shells before I get too attached to one.

While I know of most of the choices, bash is the only one i've used, so it seems a little unfair to vote.
The answer to questions such as this will always be that it's a matter of personal preference so try a few out and see which you like best. While many shells include "value add" features that are attractive to some I recommend you stick with a shell that strives for POSIX compliance, such as Bash or KSH93. Classic Shell Scripting, by Robbins & Beebe (O'Reilly) would be a good place to start.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 11:54 AM   #43
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Dash?

Where's dash?
 
Old 01-21-2007, 07:39 AM   #44
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what can I say, I'm a basher
 
Old 01-22-2007, 03:16 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Tortanick
You know, has anyone ever posted a good comparason of shells?
Ever so slightly old, but still useful.

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/sh...l-differences/

I use/voted for bash. I've played with tcsh, ksh, zsh, and various posix-y shells like dash and 'sh's on BSD or from the Heirloom project and whatnot. Maybe some others. From playing with tcsh, I put

Code:
"\e[A": history-search-backward         # up-arrow; improve history recall
"\e[B": history-search-forward          # down-arrow; improve history recall
in my ~/.inputrc, and things like that, but I've never seen anything in any other shell to make me want to invest the time into another shell that I've invested in bash. Though, granted, if I'd started with ksh, the same would probably apply.
 
  


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