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i was really curious what everyone thought of the different types of shell. and which one does everyone use or if they even change away from bash. i was also ...
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    i was really curious what everyone thought of the different types of shell. and which one does everyone use or if they even change away from bash. i was also wondering whats the difference between all of them and which i better in your opinion. thanks
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    I've always used bash, only because its alway done what I wanted so there was no need for me to change.
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    well by the look at the results here im guessing that everyone must stick with bash and has never tryed any of the other shell's maybe i will give a new one a try and let you know about it. well if anyone else decides to try another shell let me no what is was like.
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    I've always used bash, we have something different on the BSD server's at work, dont know what it is.

    I would like to try the C shell at some point, just to see what the difference is.

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    I use bash at home. At work, I think our UNIX servers use csh. Isn't there a command to find out which shell is being used?

    If you hold a Unix shell up to your ear, can you hear the C?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperTop
    If you hold a Unix shell up to your ear, can you hear the C?
    heh, that's been on my work email sig for the last 4 months

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    lol...that's a good one.

    I use BASH on my box and OSX uses tcsh by default. The biggest thing I like about BASH vs. tcsh is that when you double TAB for TAB completion, it lists all the possible choices corresponding to your current text, whereas tcsh doesn't.
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    The double tab is definitely a great feature.

    We don't even have the single tab completion here at work...
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    oh man, no tab completion? I think that would be like hell in *nix. I have become too reliant on my TAB key ... with just about everything. I even just figured out that they had it for IRC too. me and my TAB key are like best of friends now. Jebus that would suck.

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    I have only used bash, mainly because its free and its allways been standard on all of the distro's I've used. :rock:

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