Subject: Re: "default shell" [was: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/user]
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/02/2006 11:42:26
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On Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 08:22:05PM +0200, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 09:17:46PM +0300, Mindaugas wrote:
> > > FWIW, I liked the idea suggesting to replace our /bin/csh with tcsh.
> > I think it is a good idea. tcsh is compatible with csh - the main
> > NetBSD's shell, it can be friendly and comfortable shell.
> No, it's not good idea - using tcsh means introducing tcsh
> into base, and I don't think that's a good idea.

Why? We have a "more than simple" sh shell (ksh), why not a "more than=20
simple" csh shell?

Folks really like either sh-style shells or csh-style shells. What is=20
wrong with having both, modulo the discussion about the size of tcsh?

Take care,


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