Subject: Re: bash
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/25/2001 19:03:40
On Sun, 25 Mar 2001, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> I've had an implementation put together from examples in various sources
> for nearly a decade for the real ksh-8[68] and it works just fine with
> pdksh too (somewhat more sophisticated than the ones supplied for Ash
> (/bin/sh), including a showd and dirs too).  Only 110 lines without
> comments, and only adds about 20KB to the VSZ of /bin/ksh when initially
> loaded.  Look for .kshdir in:


> > I'm curious about something. There's a "suspend" in there, and that's
> > also a bash builtin.
> "suspend" is a default alias in /bin/ksh too....
> >   What's that good for? I mean, why would you ever
> > want to suspend your shell?
> What about when you've got more than one shell in the same session?  :-)
> (Eg. when you su and want to come back temporarlily to your login shell)

I get it now. You're the second person to explain it to me that way.
Well, you all have convinced me to give "ksh" another try!