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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, 05:42 AM   #31
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bash of course.
Never csh or tcsh. Why risk hurting yourself with those 2?
 
Old 06-18-2014, 05:56 AM   #32
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I like the design of msh. I'm working on a cross-platform port of it that adds internationalization. Makes a nice lightweight replacement for ash.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 06:07 AM   #33
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Bash but I don't have experience with most of these.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 06:09 AM   #34
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Talking Bash

I'm new to *nix, Bash is what I use.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 06:27 AM   #35
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Yes, bash!
At least, I am with the mass
Btw. everybody use it in most linuxes, even if that's not a login shell
For example on debian (file's output in /bin):
/bin/gunzip: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/gzexe: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/uncompress: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/zcat: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/zcmp: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/zdiff: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/zegrep: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/zfgrep: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/zforce: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/zgrep: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/zless: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/zmore: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable
/bin/znew: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable

And in /usr/bin there is much more, for example ldd, tzselect...

But hey, the /sbin/dhclient-script, and the so old /usr/sbin/mkrescue is in bash

I always wondered that why they are not "simple" posix shell scripts like the which, dvipdf, nrof ... but anyhow I think most of the distros not even provide bash but depending on that now for very common utilities (I won't call them "binaries").
 
Old 06-18-2014, 06:58 AM   #36
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bash
 
Old 06-18-2014, 07:01 AM   #37
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I have used csh, tcsh, ksh, bash, and zsh. I test my shell scripts against dash to be sure I have no bashism in there but I use zsh as my login shell. I prefer shell navigation to GUI-style navigation on the filesystem. zsh's good tab completions etc. are helpful.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 07:04 AM   #38
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It's bash for me.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 07:11 AM   #39
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Actually, I have no idea what it is - am obviously very green!
 
Old 06-18-2014, 07:24 AM   #40
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zsh - My .zshrc is still growing!
 
Old 06-18-2014, 07:39 AM   #41
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i ve never tried using other than bash. Maybe i shd give a try
 
Old 06-18-2014, 07:46 AM   #42
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Started with Bourne (sh) back in System 3 days (like early 80's), graduated to KornShell (ksh) somewhere around the early 90's, brief (real brief) foray into C-Shell (csh), got over that after a couple of days. Did some consulting work on AT&T 3B's (ksh), got a couple of Motoroloa VME rack machines (ksh), got into Solaris (ksh), got into Slackware, came with ksh, haven't looked back. Fiddled with BASH for another short time, gave that up to (too much folderol for me); ksh follows Dough McIlroy's rule and does one thing and does it well. 'Nuff said.

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:00 AM   #43
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bash with

set -o vi
 
Old 06-18-2014, 08:32 AM   #44
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Bash
 
Old 06-18-2014, 08:35 AM   #45
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Bash as it is the default on most distro's but have used ksh extensively and for my purposes both are about equal.
 
  


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