which is the basic differences between the shells?

Chip Camden sterling at camdensoftware.com
Mon Jun 7 16:31:11 UTC 2010

On Jun 06 2010 22:00, Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:32:58AM -0700, Chip Camden wrote:
> > > 
> > I was a tcsh user before switching to zsh.  But I was raised on the
> > Bourne Shell, and used Korn shell a lot in the 90s.  The C-shell versions
> > of control flow commands always tripped me up, even though they're
> > arguably more sane -- just because the sh versions flow off the
> > fingertips.  So sh-compatibility was my main reason, but I like the
> > features of csh that zsh cherry-picked.
> Given my preference for (t)csh syntax over sh syntax for an interactive
> shell, I guess that doesn't give me a whole lot of motivation to try it
> out.  Another response to my question discusses some other benefits,
> though. . . .
> Thanks for your perspective.

My pleasure, Chad.  If I had learned csh first, I'd probably stick with
tcsh myself.

I'd also like to publicly thank you on this list for encouraging me to
try FreeBSD.  I absolutely love it.

Sterling (Chip) Camden | camdensoftware.com | chipstips.com | chipsquips.com

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