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View Poll Results: What is your preferred Linux login shell?
ash 0 0%
bash 287 81.77%
csh 4 1.14%
dash 3 0.85%
es 0 0%
fish 2 0.57%
ksh 18 5.13%
pdksh 2 0.57%
rc 1 0.28%
scsh 0 0%
sh 3 0.85%
tcsh 10 2.85%
wish 0 0%
zsh 16 4.56%
Other 5 1.42%
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:11 AM   #16
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I usually do a graphical login with kdm. What do I vote then?
But what about when you SSH in from a remote location?

Half the fun of computing is the connectivity. And passwordless-logins with OpenSSH makes that very practical. And Bash makes it both fun and practical.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 01:30 AM   #17
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But what about when you SSH in from a remote location?

Half the fun of computing is the connectivity. ...
I don't SSH. I live in the country and connect via an USB-stick. I only once tried ethernet between my PC and the netbook just to try it out. Currently I see no task for a regular use...
 
Old 06-18-2014, 01:36 AM   #18
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I don't SSH. I live in the country and connect via an USB-stick. I only once tried ethernet between my PC and the netbook just to try it out. Currently I see no task for a regular use...
You have two computers and they can't talk to each other. They must get lonely. You should network them to each other more often :-)

You could serve up media from the 1 TB disk on your desktop and play it on your netbook!

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Old 06-18-2014, 01:42 AM   #19
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You could serve up media from the 1 TB disk on your desktop and play it on your netbook!
What media ? Getting films or such via a mobile connection in the country is, ummm, tedious? Not to mention the restrictions of donwload quotas and/or costs...
 
Old 06-18-2014, 01:50 AM   #20
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What media ? Getting films or such via a mobile connection in the country is, ummm, tedious? Not to mention the restrictions of donwload quotas and/or costs...
Do you not have some sort of cd collection that you've ripped onto your desktop? Granted you may have an actual sound system for playing such things but surely there is something on the big 1 TB drive that you would sometimes rather look at from the netbook than from the desktop. No?

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Old 06-18-2014, 01:58 AM   #21
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I am a classics aficionado and prefer to listen to my CDs and records without whirring fans (though my PC is really very quiet). The PC has the larger screen, so I do photographs rather there. And I have meanwhile 2 one-TB drives -- mostly full of distributions I'd like to try out, free space and some redundancy.

I'm afraid the 'puters will stay mostly lonely .
 
Old 06-18-2014, 02:04 AM   #22
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I guess you don't spend much time on the command line. What scripts in particular do you want people not to write?
Evo2
where does one decide to convert the command line into a script (or alias)? 10 characters? use 20 times a day? 40 lines?
where does one decide to use something "better" that the built-in commands on the command-line? perl/sed/awk

My login shell is tcsh. Not because it is the best shell around, but because it is the shell that best matches my mind.

I grew up using /bin/sh (the OLD bourne shell). When csh came along, it offered so much more than sh, that the transition was a no-brainer. Then came ksh, which IMHO improved on sh enormously but did not offer me more than what csh already had to offer.
Then can tcsh which made csh useless and out-functioned ksh. Then came bash, but it offered me nothing that tcsh didn't feature of a *command-line* tool. tcsh still evolves and is still actively maintained.
csh/tcsh is absolutely useless for scripting. bash/ksh is *the* tool for simple scripts if not only for maintainability. If scripts get more complicated (for me that criterium would probably be more than 5 lines), I switch to perl.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 02:15 AM   #23
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BASH

over the years, I have used KSH, CSH, TSCH, SH, and BASH. I have been using BASH since 1998, and I have been using BASH since then. While it may not THE ONE TRUE shell, I have stuck with it sine I have first used it, and is good enough for me.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 02:17 AM   #24
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bash but I like ksh too.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 02:22 AM   #25
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where does one decide to convert the command line into a script (or alias)? 10 characters? use 20 times a day? 40 lines?
where does one decide to use something "better" that the built-in commands on the command-line?
Valid questions, but I'm don't know why they're directed at me...

Evo2.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 02:32 AM   #26
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bash
 
Old 06-18-2014, 03:42 AM   #27
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bash
 
Old 06-18-2014, 04:13 AM   #28
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Bash
 
Old 06-18-2014, 05:04 AM   #29
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What is a Linux login shell?
 
Old 06-18-2014, 05:06 AM   #30
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i feel bash is good
 
  


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