Wednesday, 10 May 2006

the zsh

I’m contemplating a switch to zsh. Thoughts from the peanut gallery?

The zsh seems to be getting a lot of attention of late, or it seems that way. Today, my choice is tcsh on my Mac systems (it was the default in the original builds of Mac OS X, and since DP4 was my first regular use of a BSD system, I built some solid understanding of tcsh).

tcsh’s big drawback is a lack of function/scripting support. Yeah, there are workarounds, but I’ve generally learned to live without it.

I just ordered From Bash to Z Shell: Conquering the Command Line. Jerry Peek (is||was) the“ Power Tools” columnist for Linux Magazine, Martin Streicher is the editor of Linux Magazine. Should be a good reference.

Posted by caffeinated at 1:07 PM in 0xDECAF


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