which is the basic differences between the shells?

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Sun Jun 6 18:22:12 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 10:50:43AM -0700, Chip Camden wrote:
> On Jun 06 2010 10:31, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 04:17:15PM -0700, Chip Camden wrote:
> > > 
> > > I like zsh, because it's sh-compatible, brings in a lot of the good ideas
> > > from csh/tcsh, and the license appears to be copyfree rather than copyleft.
> > 
> > Do you use that as your interactive shell, for scripting, or both?
> Interactive only.  For scripting, I stick to sh unless it gets too complex --
> then I jump to Ruby.

I'm curious about why you prefer zsh for an interactive shell.  What zsh
features would you miss if you used tcsh instead (what I've been using)?

I'm always willing to be convinced to try something better.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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