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Re: Sysinst default root login shell
On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 02:19:39PM +0200, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > > and I think we are talking about the login shell, and not the shell
> > > language...
> >They're not unconnected though.
> I fail to see much of a connection. I use tcsh, but I would not
> dream of writing scripts in csh or tcsh because of that. I use sh
> if I need that.
Sure. But sooner or later you find that you want to write "for x in
..." in your login session and remember that you have to do it in the
broken csh way.
> > > I'd say even csh is nicer than sh as an interactive shell.
> >The genuine Bourne shell, yes; not our sh, which has uses libedit and
> >supports filename completion. Granted, the editing in sh does have
> >some rough edges; but csh has no editing at all.
> csh supports filename completion as well. But right, it does not
> have line editing. But it do have editing, in the form of history
That is not "editing" by any meaningful definition of the word.
> And it do have job control (mentioned in another mail
> as something it didn't have).
So does sh.
David A. Holland
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