Re: Switching /bin/sh to dash without dash essential
Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 09:31:04AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> I think you are not going far enough. Why should I have dash on
>> the system when my default shell is posh? or (gasp) zsh?
> Why would you set your default shell to posh? It's only marginally smaller
> than dash, and my understanding is that it's slower. It's more minimal from
> a policy perspective, but I don't see that this is relevant for a live
> Debian system.
Because I'm just in love with posh and dash sucks. Bah, stupid dash,
give me my posh. :)))
Give me the freedom to choose.
> What's the advantage of having it be zsh? Is zsh faster than dash? Or is
> the only savings the elimination of the 84k dash binary from /bin?
Plus the libaries dash depends on (if they differ from posh) and the
larger memory footprint of having 2 different shells running.