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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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Linux / UNIX: Change Bash To KSH Shell

How do I change my current login shell from bash to ksh under Linux or UNIX or Apple OS X operating systems?
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Solaris UNIX: Change Default Shell

How do I change default ksh shell to bash shell under Solaris / OpenSolaris UNIX operating system using command line options?
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What Is Bourne Shell?

What is bourne shell?
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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

How do I change the color of my shell prompt under Linux or Unix operating systems?
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