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#1 2004-05-17 08:40:26

jonathantan86
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Registered: 2004-05-02
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ash shell

I've heard that the ash shell is lighter and faster than bash and is suitable for running shell scripts. Maybe someone could create an ash package and, if necessary, modify the scripts used in running Arch Linux to be compatible with ash as well?

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#2 2004-05-17 15:12:54

Haakon
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From: Bergen, Norway
Registered: 2004-05-09
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Re: ash shell

Those kinds of posts would receive more attention in the forum "Requested Packages".

Anyway, why not do it yourself? By my third day of running Arch, I had already made three packages of my own, and I'm no super genious smile It's easy and fun.


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#3 2004-05-17 20:23:35

kakabaratruskia
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From: Santiago, Chile
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Re: ash shell

Haakon wrote:

I'm no super genious smile

I am, but sadly I have no time to build packages for mortals.


And where were all the sportsmen who always pulled you though?
They're all resting down in Cornwall
writing up their memoirs for a paper-back edition
of the Boy Scout Manual.

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#4 2004-05-17 21:14:39

Dusty
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Re: ash shell

kakabaratruskia wrote:
Haakon wrote:

I'm no super genious smile

I am

Me too, and I think that somebody who knows enough to request a lighter shell would be in a position to know how to do it too. smile

However, a simpler shell than bash... if we mess with it a bit, wouldn't a simpler shell fit in with thi Keep It Simple philosophy of Arch? I daydream of a lighter shell becoming the new default...

I'm going to investigate this ash; I haven't heard of it. Only right now I'm too busy with a bunch of other stuff so I'll add it to the end of my Todo list (approaching 1 gigabyte...)

Dusty

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#5 2004-05-17 21:39:42

contrasutra
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Re: ash shell

*cough* use ZSH, it's BASH on crack *cough*

big_smile


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#6 2004-05-17 23:13:41

Dusty
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#7 2004-05-17 23:18:11

dp
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Re: ash shell


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

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