Nixsys Public Access UNIX System

Shells:

Overview

Shells are extremely powerful command interpreters, which can make daily tasks incredibly easy and fast. The file operations possible with these tools are endless. Many people have solved problems in various creative manners using shells. The time required to learn their use is nominal compared to the time saved by learning their use. Some behave in similar ways, yet have their own special features. Test as many as necessary until one is found that best serves your needs.

Command interpreters

bash

The GNU Bourne Again Shell

es

Extensible shell, derived from plan9's rc

esh

Unix shell with Lisp-like syntax

ast-ksh

official AT&T release of KornShell 93

osh

Implementation of the UNIX 6th Edition shell

pdksh

Free clone of the AT&T Korn shell

rc

Unix incarnation of the plan9 shell

tcsh

Extended C-shell with many useful features

zsh

The Z shell

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