Shells (was: job control in 386/ix?)

Gary Blumenstein garyb at crpmks.UUCP
Thu Dec 7 00:43:12 AEST 1989

In article <324 at ubbs-nh.MV.COM> gmd at ubbs-nh.MV.COM (George MacDonald) writes:
>One reason for the lack of enthusiasm for csh is that the ksh has existed for
>over 6 years inside AT&T. FYI the ksh provides all of the csh features in
>a slightly different way, plus it is smaller, faster and upwards compatible
>with the bourne shell. 

For those of you who are interested, Mortice Kern Systems, the makers of
the MKS Toolkit for DOS has a Korn Shell available for both SCO and 
ISC *NIX.  The software is called Trilogy and contains ksh, awk, and crypt.
I don't know what advantages you get with their version of awk although 
it's advertised as compatable with Aho, Weinberger, and Kernighan's 
1987 awk specification.  The package is cheap too, $119 buys you non-copy 
protected 386 binaries.

I ordered a copy for SCO XENIX and will buy the ISC version if it works out
for my applications.  The salesman told me that you don't see a copyright
banner when ksh is invoked.  I like this because it means our carefully 
designed user interface won't get blasted by some confounded foreign invasion 
of characters (as some other ksh implementations do)!

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