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Old 07-15-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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Bash alternative


Is there a good alternative Bash shell? I saw something the other day that was suppose to speed up coding. I would especially like something whereby you can click on a position to begin your typing there.
Thanks.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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Here are a couple of wikipedia articles where you can start researching the shell options you have...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_shell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...command_shells
 
Old 07-15-2014, 03:58 PM   #3
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Thanks!
 
Old 07-16-2014, 01:10 AM   #4
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You could try zsh
 
Old 06-15-2017, 04:08 AM   #5
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If you have trouble with bash its not your fault.

https://bashfailed.wordpress.com
 
Old 06-15-2017, 05:58 AM   #6
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There's dash which is bash lite I guess. And the default in debian. AKA /bin/sh is dash, not bash. But there's other shells too. And various "versions" of shells.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 06:23 AM   #7
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Is there a good alternative Bash shell? I saw something the other day that was suppose to speed up coding. I would especially like something whereby you can click on a position to begin your typing there.
Thanks.
Can you be a bit more specific how this would speed up your coding?

I'm thinking that the shell has little to do with an editor, which is what I'm using when I'm coding.

Meanwhile certain accelerator keystrokes do work within the command line, and thus the shell, at least for me. Such as CTRL <left or right arrow>, or CTRL-a, CTRL-e.

Do you mean that you're typing long commands into the shell and wish this type of feature to help you be more efficient with the shell?
 
Old 06-15-2017, 09:49 AM   #8
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Have we noticed this original question is 3 years old??
 
Old 06-15-2017, 09:51 AM   #9
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The Z shell is recommended for power users, and Zsh with the oh-my-zsh framework on Github is the best!
 
Old 06-15-2017, 10:16 AM   #10
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Have we noticed this original question is 3 years old??
Nice catch. Thanks grail.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 04:09 AM   #11
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Nice catch. Thanks grail.
It's good though, to resurrect some old topics. Who knows that there is some alternative to Bash already, Ultimate-Power-Bash-Shell.
 
  


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