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crealkiller175 03-01-2003 04:27 PM

bash and other linux shells
ok iv been useing linux for a wile now and always use the defoult bash as my main shell to do everything on my box but wat other shell are there and wat are there uses?

also is there a need to switch to other shell other then bash am i missing out on somthing

Q*Bert 03-01-2003 04:40 PM

No, use bash, because it's powerful and not too complicated. Unless you really like programming in C or are a Unix oldtimer.

crealkiller175 03-01-2003 06:00 PM

iight but also im geting into programing is there somthing i should know ....

need alot more feed back to at ur 2cents in ppl!

2damncommon 03-01-2003 06:01 PM

If you want to check out another shell, install it, read the docs, and set up a new user with the other shell as a default. Any user on your Linux system can have their own default shell.
I agree with Q*Bert. You aren't "missing out on somthing" by using bash.
You are free to try what you want though.
Good Luck.

iceman47 03-01-2003 08:49 PM

If you're fond of programming and want to try something different, try the C shell (csh).

NSKL 03-02-2003 04:48 AM

Also i hear many people like the korn shell, never tried it myself tho, but if you are interested you should try at least a couple of them to find the one that suits you best.

MasterC 03-02-2003 04:57 AM

I've never used another shell. Bash works for my needs, I am not missing out on anything I'm sure since I don't even know how to script yet ;) I think for now bash will be fine for ya, then when you get into programming, and decide that you need more "C" shells and such then move onto the bigger and badder shells.

Burt's right, stick with bash for now, build a user to mess around with other shells with, but for main use, stick with bash (for now).


bobhasahat 03-02-2003 01:40 PM

there are a bunch of different shells available; zsh, bash, ksh, bsh, csh, pshell, eshell, tcsh, etc. I really do like bash the best though...

Tinkster 03-02-2003 02:27 PM

Stick with BASH mate :)

Good reasons here... :)

Zshell has a few things to offer, but there are
patches to bash that provide the new features,
too ...


arnold 03-02-2003 03:02 PM

i have programmed shell scripts in ksh & bash. about 80% of any script is the *nix utilities. The loop and other control constructs are similar in bash/ksh. In linux, every script in */bin is either bash or PERL. Perl is the best.

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