Subject: pkg/34539: New package: dash
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Date: 09/16/2006 12:30:00
>Synopsis: New package: dash
>Arrival-Date: Sat Sep 16 12:30:00 +0000 2006
>Originator: Claudio M.
>Release: NetBSD 3.1_RC2
"dash" is a POSIX compliant shell that is much smaller than "bash". We take
advantage of that by making it the shell on the installation root floppy, where
space is at a premium.
It can be usefully installed as /bin/sh (because it executes scripts somewhat
faster than "bash"), or as the default shell either of root or of a second user
with a userid of 0 (because it depends on fewer libraries, and is therefore
less likely to be affected by an upgrade problem or a disk failure). It is also
useful for checking that a script uses only POSIX syntax.
"bash" is a better shell for most users, since it has some nice features absent
from "dash", and is a required part of the system.
Package link: http://dinotte.altervista.org/files/dash-0.5.3_pkg.tar.bz2