Subject: Re: bin/4167: WIBNI sh supported file/command/etc completion?
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/1997 18:21:38
On Sat, 27 Sep 1997, Todd Vierling wrote:
> If you want job control, line editing, history, why not just _use_bash_?
> It's not called the Bourne Again Shell for no reason. No commercial unixen
Because it is not included with the system, and is not compatible with
> that I know of have extensive line editing and other features in sh, csh, or
> ksh--you're typically "expected" to install your own shell for the added
Au contraire, ksh supports job-control, CL editing, and completion on
(at least) NetBSD, FreeBSD, Irix, Solaris, A/UX, and AIX...
> Stuff. Most SVR4 variants even ship two versions of sh--'sh' and 'jsh', the
> former lacking job control, and the other supplied with it. The reason for
> two versions? Sh without job control loads faster!
Actually, as much because job control was a berkeleyism, and jsh was a
later variant... (similar to how many SVR4's still bundle oawk, for UNIX