DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-12
Re: bash me, if you like
On Dec 9, 2003, at 2:57 PM, evs wrote:
I don't want to start a jihad here but, imho DragonFly should switch
to bash as the default shell.
I know csh ( and consequently its descendents tcsh & zsh ) is
Berkeley's baby but, bash can do everything csh can do and its better
for shell programming. Most new unix users arrive from the Linux camp
these days so they already know bash and they will be more likely to
try DragonFly if they don't have ot learn a new shell. Even Apple has
switched to bash for OS X.
Mac OS X defaults to bash then I promptly switch it to ZSH. :)
Bash has won, and it's only a matter of time before csh goes the way
of the dodo. Since Dragonfly is taking the lead in so many other
areas, we might as well bite the bullet and do this too, as soon as
It's a default... who cares? Leave it as sh... teach people to use
own bloody system to switch it to bash.
I see no real reason to make this change... if people want more linux
can just try another distribution.