Backtick versus $()

Andres Perera andres.p at
Thu Feb 24 23:30:12 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 6:48 PM, Gary Gatten <Ggatten at> wrote:
> Everyone is wrong! "pfmsh" is the best at everything, period.  It does
> everything you can possibly think of today and tomorrow.  It doesn't
> require any upgrades, ever.  It's 100% secure.  It doesn't use any
> memory or other resources, $hit, it doesn't even need to be installed;
> it just "magically" works.

you can ignore all you want, but there are shells of different quality,
and tcsh is inferior to mksh in everyway

there are no interactive features in csh that could justify its
inclusion over mksh, and the code is regarded as horrible (as per author
and people with eyes) because of the adhoc parser

tcsh people fixed a few bugs, but that doesn't change that the intrinsic
design is a mess. the tcsh also added stupid redundant builtins like

mksh also has stupid builtins like cat, but it makes up for it by being
an extremely solid shell and overall more polished than the horrible
turd that is (t)csh

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list