Favorite interactive UNIX shell?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Gullible Jones, Jun 2, 2014.

?

Which UNIX command shell do you favor for interactive use?

  1. bash

    4 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. zsh

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. fish (the friendly interactive shell)

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. ksh, mksh, pdksh, or other ksh derivatives

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. csh, tcsh, other C-style shells

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. dash/ash/original Bourne shell/something else minimal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Posts:
    1,461
    For the most part I use ordinary old GNU bash, because it has the options I like and isn't confusing.

    I do like ksh and derivatives thereof, though. mksh uses half the resident memory of bash, has (IMO) nicer autocomplete configuration by default, and feels more responsive.

    (Yes, I think I can tell the difference in responsiveness between two command shells... I might be a little crazy. :) )