Backtick versus $()

Chip Camden sterling at
Thu Feb 24 22:39:30 UTC 2011

Quoth Chad Perrin on Thursday, 24 February 2011:


> What we have not yet determined is:
> 1. Is it a good idea to replace (t)csh?
> -- 
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

Though I dislike the OP's dismissal of backticks, I must admit that I
would prefer that the standard shell be at least Bourne-compatible.  I
use csh for root for all the reasons that you shouldn't change your root
shell.  I suppose I could change root to /bin/sh, but that doesn't even
have command recall.  I don't know how many times I've keyed in a nicely
composed off-the-cuff conditional only to have it fall flat.  I have to
remind myself to start zsh first when working as root, or start getting
used to using toor instead, or just always use sudo.

Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterling at | 2048D/3A978E4F  |   |
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