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Re: [vox-tech] Installing ksh
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Re: [vox-tech] Installing ksh



On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 05:31:52PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> I overreacted, I "installed it" but the last step doesn't make sense.  The
> only reason I'd like it is that most companies I go into have ksh, but not
> bash (many sysadmins don't want to be bothered with me asking for bash).  So
> I need to write scripts in ksh.  I'd like to do them on my laptop (in case
> one goes wild (which seems to happen to me frequently)), then I don't tar my
> production database by accident.

While bash is non-standard (except on Linux systems), /bin/sh, aka the Bourne
shell IS standard and has most of the features of bash.

> Just recently: ksh is free, freely distributable, and the source is
> published.  check out www.kornshell.com

Nice.

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