Favorite shell

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Poll: Favorite shell (10 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite commandline shell?

  1. bash (4 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  2. zsh (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  3. csh (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. tcsh (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. ksh (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  6. sh (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. cmd.exe (3 votes [30.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  8. rc (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Other (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

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#1 Tom9729  Icon User is offline

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Favorite shell

Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:39 AM

If you use Linux and don't know, it's probably 'bash'.

If you use Windows and don't know, it's probably 'cmd.exe'.

If you don't use the command line, don't vote. :)
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#2 jacobjordan  Icon User is offline

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Re: Favorite shell

Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:55 AM

I voted bash (even though my avatar is a cmd.exe). When it comes to looking good, linux's command line wins.

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Re: Favorite shell

Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:59 AM

I actually should've included Windows Powershell.

I haven't used it and it hasn't really gotten a lot of attention AFAICT in the IT news world, but from what I've read Microsoft actually did a good job on it.

I like Bash, but I'm gradually switching my machines over to Zsh. Shell scripting is a little nicer, is the main reason.
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Re: Favorite shell

Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:10 AM

One thing i have used and liked is PowerCMD. It's for windows, and basically just a tabbed version of cmd.exe, but i like it.

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I actually should've included Windows Powershell.

Yeah, i wish you could edit the polls once you make them.
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Re: Favorite shell

Posted 05 August 2008 - 02:59 PM

You didn't put PowerShell on there... WTF, you hate windows users?

I voted other for PowerShell... I personally really like it.

But as for *nix shells, I like bash.

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Re: Favorite shell

Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:00 PM

On Unix I use either Borne or Korn Shell, as for Windows Command Line.
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Re: Favorite shell

Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:02 PM

Korn shell puts food on my table. Not literally, but enough for me to vote it as my favorite.

Plus I really lie that you can invoke vi at the command prompt to change your command before you enter it.

Oops, type-o. esc (takes you out of input mode) ^ (takes you to the beginning of the line) dw (delete the 1st word)

It's like... magic!
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