Backtick versus $()

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Feb 24 23:42:22 UTC 2011

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:18:03 -0600, 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.
> There you have it.

The standard reply to "is better" or "is the best" is
"I don't like" followed by any arbitrary attribute,
like "but I don't like the color" or "I don't like
the file names". :-)

Meanwhile, I've looked into mksh and found out that
giving it a standard prompt (user at host:path$) is not
very easy and involves copying two lines from the
manpage (search for PS1) into a config file. It's
not that you can use bash's prompt 1:1 (or csh's).
Completition and history behaviour is nice, better
than bash, in my opinion, and equal to csh (which I
prefer in this regards).

Oh "prefer" - it's all very individual, that's why the
system's default shell should be replaced by punched
cards. Everyone likes colorful punched cards. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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