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Old 05-01-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
andrewtc
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Shells


Hi,

What shells are included in Red Hat 8.0?

Im thinking of doing a bit of shell programming but am new to linux and am not sure which shells are included.

Do most Linux systems use the Korn Shell or can you program with the same commands in any shell?

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Old 05-01-2003, 01:35 PM   #2
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Well the default will most likely be bash but I would presume Redhat will come also with:

ash
korn (ksh)
bourne shell ( sh )
csh

And probably many others. They might not be installed by default but probably included on the software cd's where you can install from.
 
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Re: Shells

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Originally posted by andrewtc

Do most Linux systems use the Korn Shell or can you program with the same commands in any shell?
I'd recommend to stick with bash ;)

http://isc.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/shell/csh-whynot/

:)

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Old 05-01-2003, 03:52 PM   #4
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most linux scripts are made for sh, which bash
will handle. korn shell, csh, and zsh are the other
biggies. they all have millions of functions that
nobody even knows about. and they can generally
emulate each other if necessary.
 
  


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