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Re: Migrating from tcsh to bash (issues)


From: Stephane CHAZELAS
Subject: Re: Migrating from tcsh to bash (issues)
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 19:39:23 +0000 (UTC)
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2009-02-3, 22:07(+00), Simos:
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 9:24 PM, Stephane CHAZELAS
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 2009-02-3, 19:38(+00), Simos:
>> [...]
>>> I have been using tcsh for a long time and I plan to move to bash.
>> [...]
>>
>> I'd recommend moving to zsh instead. The transition is easier
>> from tcsh and this way to won't have to move from bash to zsh
>> later on.
>

Oops! I hadn't realised we were on the bash newsgroup/ML. Sorry
for the troll.

> I do not know how well zsh is positioned to become default shell in distros.

Well, I wouldn't say that's the right question to ask. It's like
saying "I do not know how well Linux is positioned to become
default OS on PCs".

> My goal is towards enhancing the default shell found in mainstream
> distributions.
> This helps in training new users, and getting bigger adoption of FLOSS
> to the masses.
> For example, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Spec/EnhancedBash
> for the spec to change the default shell settings. It's an amazing
> usability opportunity and task. And a really difficult one as well.
[...]

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St├ęphane


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