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FreeBSD: Install zsh Shell

How do I install the Z shell ( zsh ) shell under FreeBSD 9 operating systems?
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Linux: What is Dash ( /bin/dash ) Shell?

What is /bin/dash? I noticed that the default system shell /bin/sh was changed to /bin/dash. Why was this change made?
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Download and Install csh / tcsh shell on Linux

Cshell is a shell (command interpreter) with C-like syntax. How do I download and install csh shell on a Linux operating system? How can I install csh on a Fedora/RHEL/CentOS Linux server? How do I install tcsh or csh on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux desktop?
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Understanding command line shell

Q. I’ve migrated from Windows NT to Linux workstation. Most documents refer to a command line shell. Can you explain me command line shell?

A. A shell allows you to type the commands such as date or clear. There are many shell available. BASH (bourne again shell) is default shell for most Linux distributions.

It also known as a command interpreter which takes command from user and pass the same to kernel for execution. Bash shell supports aliases, filename completion, command history, POSIX compatibility and many other features.

Other UNIX / Linux shell

  • csh / tcsh
  • sh / ksh

MySQL command to show list of databases on server

I am a new Linux user and never used MySQL database server before. How do I show the list of databases on my server? Is there any good GUI frontend exists for the same purpose?
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