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RE: for years I have been using korn shell

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 13:54:25 -0800
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For Linux, I use bash. For Unix (HP/Sun) accounts, I use Korn, where bash typically isn't available. I like either, but am tending to like bash more for the non-vi command line editing that uses cursor keys (I've been told that this is "set -o emacs" in Korn, but it shore don't work like that on Korn-88).

For one 3rd party install, I use csh because that's what they require. And because of they way they have it setup, if I'm in Korn and execute their setup, it won't work. I have to change to csh first, then execute their setup. Just poorly written, IMHO.

My $.02,

Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator                  Quad/Tech Inc, Sussex, WI USA

> -----Original Message-----
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> []
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 3:09 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: RE: for years I have been using korn shell
> I have been working with Oracle on Unix - various platforms
> since Version 6.X.
> For the first time a vendor has sent us an install that
> installs under the C-shell.
> Up until this point I have always worked on and installed
> under the korn shell.
> This introduces a different shell environment in our current
> environment. I find this really annoying. However, I cannot
> find anything that stipulates which shell environment to use.
> -What is everyone else using out there?
> -Do you think I should make an issue of this one?
> Thanks,
> Paula

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