Subject: Re: (a)sh command line editting and history patch.
To: Dave Cinege <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-misc
Date: 04/22/1999 01:37:21
On Thu, 22 Apr 1999, Dave Cinege wrote:

>I don't use NetBSD at all. (Though I can say I hate emacs AND vi in any
>event : P )   What we needed it for was Linux Router which has a total
>root size of ~2.5MB (780KB compressed). If space was not a problem we
>would have just used BASH.

You could try pdksh; it's much smaller than bash and you can compile
out vi and/or emacs editing mode (dunno if it still works when you
disable both).  It's also got command line completion (which ash
doesn't, iirc) and is literally public domain.
More info is available at

 - mkb