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Old 06-14-2006, 04:15 AM   #1
babounlehobbit
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Bash 2 or 3... what is it ??


Hi !

So... I've just installed Linux and I've got some problems to run a software. The hotline told me the error came from a too recent "bash" (looks like I've got the "bash3", and the program was developed for "bash 2").

What is exactly the bash ?
What are the main differences between the version 2 and 3 ?

Thanks !!
 
Old 06-14-2006, 04:23 AM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to lq!

bash --version

man bash for details ;}



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Old 06-14-2006, 04:26 AM   #3
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bash
Such a questions should be asked to Google first.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 04:27 AM   #4
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Hi

Welcome to LQ. Bash is the command line environment program where executeble programs are run from the command line. To determine which version you have, open a terminal and type:

bash --version

It will return the version number of your bash. The current version is 3.1.xx (depending on your distro.) What distro are you using and what are you trying to install?

Bob
 
Old 06-14-2006, 08:20 AM   #5
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First time I've heard of SW being dependent on a version of bash....

What is this "hotline" that told you this?
 
Old 06-14-2006, 08:30 AM   #6
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I promise there is no conspiracy here!! On more than one occassion, I have tried to provide a link for someone and it took them directly to a Microsoft site! What is going on with my browser? Have I been hijacked?!!

Sorry for the bum steer...

Bob
 
  


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