Sunday, October 09, 2016

[kuqjbyhj] Desirable features for a shell

Features of bash I use.  (Browsing through the manpage of bash.)  Motivation was thoughts of creating a better command-line shell, perhaps with a more regular syntax or more features, but a better one will have to retain old useful features.

^Z & bg fg wait "time wait" "wait -n" $! jobs
readline, history
redirection noclobber >|
interpolation (backquotes)
environment variables for child processes
subshells (parentheses) usually then piped
completion (tab)
glob expansion
cd pushd popd dirs pwd CDPATH
set -e -x "-o pipefail" -u
programming: control flow, local variables, functions
exit status && ||
prompt customization

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