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Re: shells (was Re: About standards Was: Re: Debian Installer 7.0 Beta4 release)

On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 2:14 PM, Jon Dowland <jmtd@debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:17:50PM -0300, Beco wrote:
>> Never heard of it. What is "rc"?
> A shell. It's packaged in Debian, oddly enough in package 'rc'.
> May I suggest you try "apt-cache show rc", or google?


I tried google, but without more keywords, "rc" was too little to search.

apt-cache is great:

"Description-en: implementation of the AT&T Plan 9 shell
 rc is a command interpreter and programming language similar to sh(1). It is
 based on the AT&T Plan 9 shell of the same name. The shell offers a C-like
 syntax (much more so than the C shell), and a powerful mechanism for
 manipulating variables. It is reasonably small and reasonably fast, especially
 when compared to contemporary shells. Its use is intended to be interactive,
 but the language lends itself well to scripts."


Dr Beco
A.I. researcher

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