Subject: Re: should we replace the shell?
To: David S. Miller <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/07/1994 17:37:24
[ On Wed, December  7, 1994 at 16:19:26 (EST), David S. Miller wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: should we replace the shell?
> I am new around here, but may I ask why distributing the GNU Bash
> shell hasn't been considered? It can't be strictly because it is GPL'd
> code because gcc is in netbsd (albeit an old version). Is it due to
> the core size that bash can take up? If this is the case then bash can
> be compiled to be more minimal, and bash is a completely POSIXized
> shell. I welcome your thoughts....

I for one wouldn't touch bash as /bin/sh with a ten foot pole!

It's way too big and slow, even with all the "extras" removed....

						Greg A. Woods

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