Backtick versus $()

Andres Perera andres.p at
Thu Feb 24 23:51:46 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> 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).

adding prompt escapes is trivial, fixing a parser requires a new implementation

funny how you point out trivialities and go on to mention one yourself

> 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. :-)
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