I want to program my own linux shell but I don't know anything about it.
Are there some websites with tutorials, hints, etc.?
Thx for your help!
Perl, Python, Bash, Korn Shell, es, esh, eshell, rc, Rexx, Tcl,
tcsh, sash, scsh, psh, zsh.
I am fairly skeptical that there's much new to be offered when people
seldom take advantage of terribly much of the power offered by the
For instance, es is academically fairly interesting, offering the
ability to radically alter the semantics while it's running. This
hasn't led to radical alterations in how people use shell
"Free software: the Source will be with you, always."
> Thx for your help!
|> I admit ignorancy here: Would it be "bad" if I were to compile and
|> run a shell in my user directory? (For example, if I were to get the
|> source for zsh, and compile and run it in ~jfine/bin/zsh.) Do shell
|> programs need to be in /usr/bin for special permissions?
A colleague of mine installed tcsh on some of our Suns (she did it
in the canonical place /usr/bin or /bin as root since she wanted some of
her students to use it too)
Later she discovered that she could not telnet into her account from
remote until she "registered" tcsh in a file /etc/shells
So I suppose you must be root to do this.
BTW I regard as a pain the fact that most public domain utilities
want to be installed (or some auxiliary files to be installed) in
places like /usr/local or its subdirectories. [this comment does not
necessarily apply to shells, which IMHO are of a higher rank than
a mere utility]
I'd like in general not needing to be root to install something !
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