which shell to learn "Shell programming"?!
paul at xciv.org
Wed Nov 20 18:59:36 GMT 2002
redjupiter <redjupiter at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> I need to learn to write scripts, which shell should I use?
> I hear about standard shell but I am not sure which is the standard
'sh' (Bourne shell) to begin with, as it's on every UNIX system.
For more functionality some people use 'bash' (most Linux distros use
'bash' as their 'sh' so a lot of Linux stuff uses bash extras) or 'ksh'.
> is it the "sh", or ksh or tcsh or csh? I am using FreeBSD-RELEASE 4.7
I'd probably advise against using csh/tcsh for scripting.
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