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Re: ash vs. bash

On Sat, Jul 24, 1999 at 10:50:34AM +0200, Carlo Strozzi wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 1999 at 05:41:40PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
>  >
>  >BTW, how would it behave with /bin/sh -> /usr/bin/ksh ? (or with putting
>  >ksh in some other, more available place, like /bin)
> Hmm ... while I see a good point in linking /bin/sh to a minimal
> true-bourne shell, I would not recommend doing the other way around,
> otherwise we can just as well leave it to link to bash. If someone
> (i.e. everybody) wants to use something better for interactive use
> then they are supposed to have /bin/bash in /etc/passwd, or to use
> chsh(1) to change it some other shell.

ksh is still smaller than bash, and offers a command history, etc.--it
can replace ash _and_ bash. It might also be nice at some sites for
compatability with other systems that use ksh as /bin/sh. 

Mike Stone

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