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Old 11-04-2003, 02:57 PM   #1
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which shell??


I'm trying to get some opinions of other linux users. I know that Linux defaults to the bash shell, and I was wondering what the best shell is to use. I use solaris where I work and solaris defaults to the c-shell(csh). I use "tcsh" most of the time on my Sun Machine anyhow. But in the case of Linux which shell is the best to use.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:07 PM   #2
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I currently use KDE's default shell Konsole.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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Quote:
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I currently use KDE's default shell Konsole.
That's not a shell, that's a terminal to open and use a shell.. Most likely your using bash as that is what is default with just about every Linux distro.

I would personally say bash when using Linux, but its really all your matter of choice really, in what you prefer to use.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:18 PM   #4
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That's not a shell, that's a terminal to open and use a shell.. Most likely your using bash as that is what is default with just about every Linux distro.

I would personally say bash when using Linux, but its really all your matter of choice really, in what you prefer to use.
but the icon has a picture of a shell on it....?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:25 PM   #5
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but the icon has a picture of a shell on it....?
LOL. always quick with the wit

To the original poster:

I prefer bash b/c I use it and it alone. CSH supposedly has a syntax similar to the C lang, so C programers should feel more at home there. I would imagine you are quite comfortable with tcsh and I see no reason to cng, but if you are interested in getting away from Sun and moving to linux then bash would be in your best interest...but like all questions that begin with: "Which is the best..." It's usually a matter of personal choice and need.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:49 PM   #6
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I use bash. When I used a solaris server I used ksh.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 04:00 PM   #7
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Bash, and only bash, for me. I think the other shells are very awkward, but then again I have never really tried to learn them.

Håkan
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:05 PM   #8
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I use bash also, haven't really even bothered using the others.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:16 PM   #9
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I program in C and C++. I've taken a Sun Microsystems csh scripting course. So, it would seem natural that I use 'csh' or 'tcsh'. but I found some good resources online that helped me to learn some bash scripting. so I guess I'll stick with 'bash' on linux.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:41 PM   #10
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i am using bash too.
 
  


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