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Re: On The Subject Of Holy Wars...

by puck (Scribe)
on Dec 15, 2000 at 04:42 UTC ( #46770=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to On The Subject Of Holy Wars...
in thread The three virtues of Perl are CONFLICTING!

Hmmmm... I'm a firm believer that bash is the one true shell. However, I usually install tcsh on all the boxes I setup, just for those people who prefer tcsh, and so that any shell scripts written in tcsh still work. As with most things I take the approach of each to his own.

I think it's just plain idiotic to have /bin/sh point to /bin/tcsh (it's probably worse than not having bash installed at all) - it will break scripts bad, real bad!

I have come across some system scripts written in ksh. That was kinda nasty, not exactly a standard shell, I had to install it on 30 odd machines once they had been deployed. Just as well I had written an automatic software distribution system! (Yes, I rewrote the wheel...)

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