Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/ksh
To: Joerg Klemenz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave <email@example.com>
Date: 09/27/2002 09:14:26
On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, Joerg Klemenz wrote:
> Bang Jun-Young wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 05:35:04AM -0700, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > > On Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 12:55:27PM +0200, Soren S. Jorvang wrote:
> > > > With these friendly new defaults, perhaps it's time for another flame
> > > > war about changing root's default shell :-)
> > >
> > > I'm all for changing it to sh or ksh.
> > I vote for ksh.
> Me too.
> Just one thing: Our ksh has some highly annoying bugs and/or
> non-features in interactive use mostly:
> home/end/ctrl-arrow won't work, also Fn or ^L etc.
> Just try (in emacs mode) bind "^[[8~"=end-of-line
> (bind -m ..=^E won't work too)
> Also the scrolling (non-wrapping) line editor sucks big time.
> Also the lack of a .kshrc file or whatever forces you to put ksh
> specific stuff in .profile or $ENV and ifdef it out which doesnt
> always work.
> Does it make any sense to file a PR? (because pd ksh is "external?)
> Are there any chances that our ksh will be enhanced one day?
> Is PD KSH still maintained? The copyright suggests its from '99?
Given this and my own painful memories of being forced to use ksh, I must
humbly beseech that ksh not be made root's default shell.