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shells and bells

Derek Martin wrote:
	 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).

Though if you are doing anything nontrivial, you  are  almost  always
better off with perl, tcl or python as your "scripting" language. And
perl in particular has become standard on just about all unix systems
since it took over the Web.

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