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Re: mksh import

,--- You/Roy (Sat, 01 Jan 2011 18:32:09 +0000) ----*
| On Sat, 2011-01-01 at 12:37 -0500, Alex Goncharov wrote:
| > But is sucks to use /bin/sh on the command line on any platform, IMHO.
| Why? I use the stock /bin/sh as my shell of choice on NetBSD and have no
| issue with it. It meets my needs of an interactive shell quite nicely.

You are right: I am taking my words back -- not on any platform.

On FreeBSD '/bin/sh -o emacs' is quite decent for the interactive use,
with the command line history and some editing abilities.  Similarly,
IIRC, /bin/ksh on NetBSD.

In the past, I made an attempt to use those -- still they were missing
something from the readline library (in particular, I was missing M-.)
that I got very used to in Bash.

Anyway, "not on any platform"; probably it is safe to say on many
commercial Unixes, though.


-- Alex -- --

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