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View Poll Results: Which Is Your Preferred Linux Shell?
bash 88 83.81%
csh 0 0%
dash 2 1.90%
fish 0 0%
korn/ksh 2 1.90%
sh 1 0.95%
tcsh 2 1.90%
zsh 10 9.52%
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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Which Is Your Preferred Linux Shell?


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Old 12-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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Learned scripting using the Korn shell (ksh93) on Unix machines, started using Bash when Linux became available.

I do like Bash (4+), but I rather use Ksh when the newer bash version isn't present and more complicated things need to be scripted. For simple(r) things I tend to use Bash.

I can't choose both, so Bash it is.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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Bash of course. It's the foundation of linux.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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"there are dark corners in the Bourne shell, and I use all of them"
 
Old 12-06-2013, 07:59 PM   #5
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Zsh. Very good tab-completion and I really like the widgets and plugin system.

http://slackeee.de/stuff/zsh.png
Zsh in vi-mode, with plugin for syntax-highlighting, widget for indicating which mode I am in embedded in a prompt on the right side that auto-hides when the command gets too long, and the inbuilt menusystem for tab-completion.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 09:04 PM   #6
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I use bash because... just because...

Mainly I think because I have learned how bash starts and have adapted all my boxen to rely somewhat on "my own" /etc/bashrc, /etc/bash_completon.d/, ~/.bashrc, ~/.bash_profile, etc., etc.

But because I am a Slackware user I have picked up the habit of writing scripts for sh, which I think is worthwhile.

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Old 12-06-2013, 11:00 PM   #7
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bash but fascinated from zsh
 
Old 12-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #8
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It seems that most of my linux installs have buggy bash behavior but I dread trying to learn something in Linux that is not the most popular and not as thoroughly documented.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 11:25 AM   #9
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I use what I'm given, provided it works, so I use bash. The only distro I've noticed that defaults to something else is Arios, with zsh.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
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The only distro I've noticed that defaults to something else is Arios, with zsh.
grml, a distro based on Debian, aiming at sysadmins, also uses Zsh as default.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 01:18 PM   #11
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Bash as its the only shell ive had the chance to learn.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #12
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BASH
 
Old 12-08-2013, 01:51 AM   #13
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Zsh with oh-my-zsh.
 
Old 12-08-2013, 06:04 AM   #14
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Bash. Because I haven't got round to trying/learning the alternatives yet.
 
Old 12-10-2013, 02:17 PM   #15
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bash because it's easier.
 
  


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