Apparently, csh programming is considered harmful.

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Mon Dec 17 12:29:04 PST 2007

Michaël Grünewald wrote:
> Chuck Robey <chuckr at> writes:
>> As long as folks don't stop me from running whatever I want, I don't
>> care if you use bash, but it really irks me, that most Linux systems
>> are broken in that respect: Most of them break badly in random ways,
>> if you don't run bash as your shell.
> A friend of mine who worked with debian was once in mood to disinstall
> BASH. Quite a trip to hell! (The story is 8 years old now.)

 From my own experiences merely trying to runit as a user shell, and not 
de-installing bash, I believe you ... I finally had to give it up as a 
bad job, and I'm known as a somewhat stubborn person, so that should 
tell you the level of problems I faced.  Linux works only if you make 
their choices, just like their license.

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