On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 01:19:57 -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Why doesn't FreeBSD ship bash and other shells besides > the `sh' linked statically is beyond me. It wouldn't break ports, would > it?
I can't speak for FreeBSD's developers, but I think it's a primary philosophy to provide only a set of basic means by the base system, instead of a more or less complete collection of shells, just for the case that someone might want it. Well, bash, zsh or ksh are very powerful tools, but those who want them will surely install them right after the base system. Furthermore, there are those users who are not interested in those shells at all (maybe because they're using GUI stuff only, or maybe because they're completely happy with sh for scriting and csh for dialog mode). For UNIX compati- bility, /bin/sh is sufficient, and csh, configured properly, is an excellent dialog shell. FreeBSD isn't a shell collection, it's an operating system. :-) Just as a sidenote, when you put this into /etc/csh.cshrc, your csh will behave (except scripting constructs, of course) somewhat like bash: set promptchars = "%#" set prompt = "[EMAIL PROTECTED]:%~%# " set autolist or set promptchars = ">#" set prompt = "[EMAIL PROTECTED] %~ %# " set autolist -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"