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Linux Magazine: New Shells, Part One: Zoidberg

Oct 06, 2005, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jerry Peek)

"If you're like most intermediate-to–advanced Linux users, you've no doubt run into limitations of your shell and, to work around those limits, you've resorted to writing a script in an interpreted language like Python or Perl. Or perhaps you just 'think Perl'--your fingers type Perl code without a second of thought. Either way, knowing about alternatives to traditional shells can save you work. After all, to start a new shell, all you have to do is type its name at any command-line.

"This month, let's look at the first of several nontraditional shells: Zoidberg, or zoid, a shell written in Perl..."

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