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View Poll Results: Shell of the Year
bash 1,129 89.67%
tcsh 33 2.62%
csh 7 0.56%
sh 19 1.51%
zsh 46 3.65%
korn/ksh 24 1.91%
ash 1 0.08%
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:53 PM   #31
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I'd say Korn.
Old 02-04-2006, 12:34 AM   #32
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Bash Best Ever
Old 02-04-2006, 12:55 AM   #33
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Bash obvious
Old 02-04-2006, 08:51 AM   #34
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all worship the mighty bash!
Old 02-05-2006, 03:21 AM   #35
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I'll bash you!

Seriously, zsh is really cool, but I still find myself using bash all the time.
Old 02-07-2006, 02:09 AM   #36
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My experience with others beside the Bourne-Again Shell is insufficient for a reasonable reply, so I won't answer this one.
Old 02-07-2006, 11:36 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by KimVette
If this were email you might have a point where the RFC is concerned.

Have a nice day. :D
88 character post, 754 sig ...

I definitely think he has a valid point ;) Your ratio is quite bad,
validity of RFCs on forums aside.

Old 02-07-2006, 08:14 PM   #38
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fish shell?
Old 02-11-2006, 06:41 PM   #39
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Started off with sh, then csh, tcsh, ksh, zsh and lastly bash for the past few years.
Old 02-12-2006, 02:36 PM   #40
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bash makes a sys admins life easy, both usage and scripting. Haven't come across anything more powerful yet.
Old 02-15-2006, 01:26 AM   #41
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For a Lxer,of course,bash!Because many distros use bash for default,and it is easy to use and script.
Old 02-15-2006, 03:29 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by KimVette
Paris Hilton (she's a shell of a person after all the coke and guys she's had)
good lord that was cheesy. You're a punny person.

Sorry, I couldn't resist!!
...neither could I :-)
Old 02-15-2006, 04:27 PM   #43
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KDE all the way for me Like others on here, I have tryed so many different window managers, and none of them have grabbed my full attention.
You can make any window manager look pretty, but when it comes down to usability - KDE is on top of my list.

Damn I could of sworn i posted this on another poll ignore this post sorry

Last edited by magicxx; 02-15-2006 at 04:39 PM.
Old 02-16-2006, 01:45 AM   #44
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Definitely Bash
Old 02-16-2006, 08:29 AM   #45
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silly shell question

Okay, this question is like trying to compare a model T ford, stutz-bearcat, '55 T-bird, '67 vet, and a '71 mustang with a 2006 BMW 500 series. Of course Bash is the best shell. It is the newest and most complete of the shells. Maybe it has something to do with it being the standard shell of Linux, the most popular of the UNIX like OSes.


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