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introduction to zsh - Alternative shell for Linux

Oct 19, 2010, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to linuxaria for this link. ]

"zsh it's a perfect alternative to the classic bash that we have as default on our linux box.

"zsh is a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language. Many of the useful features of bash, ksh, and tcsh were incorporated into zsh; many original features were added.

"Origin

"The first version of zsh was written by Paul Falstad in 1990 when he was a student at Princeton University.

"Etymology

"The name zsh derives from Yale professor Zhong Shao, then a teaching assistant at Princeton University. Paul Falstad thought that Shao's login name, "zsh", was a good name for a shell."

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