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shells and bells

On Wed, 3 May 2000, Tewksbury, Chuck wrote:

> 1- should I use 'bash' or 'csh'?  A computer wiz friend once recommended
> csh.... not sure i notice the difference or what commands are available in
> csh that arent in bash

It's really a matter of preference, but if your goal is to learn system
administration, or if you want to write shell scripts, then I'd highly
recommend you choose bash.  It's mostly Bourne shell compatible and
largely korn shell compatible (though there are numerous ksh features

This is preferable because a) all boot scripts are written in bourne shell
(or bash on Linux systems) and bourne shell is a better scripting language
than C shell.  There are some things that you simply CAN'T do with C shell
that are quite trivial with bourne (and bash).

Derek Martin
System Administrator
Mission Critical Linux
martin at 

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