Bash is pre-installed on most Linux distros, but it is not the only shell around. Here are 6 alternative Linux shells you can use and try out.
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Have you ever wanted to learn “scripting” in Linux but are not sure where to start? This beginner’s guide shows you how easy it is to start scripting in Linux. Check it out!
The Fishery is a plugin repository for Fish Shell (a replacement shell for Bash that has a lot of features going for it). Check it out.
Ever wanted to mount remote file systems locally over secure shell? If so, SSHfs may be just what you’re looking for. Here’s how to set it up on Linux.
Have you ever wanted to get away from Bash when using Linux? Enter Fish shell, a great alternative with tons of neat features.
A stated goal of the GNOME project is to make finding and accessing our files easier than ever before. In this article, you will find a hands-on look at the current state of searching for data on the GNOME 3.6 desktop.
If you are just starting out creating your own shell scripts, here are the ways to easily add conditionals and GUI to your shell scripts.
One of the best things about the Linux command line is your ability to put together scripts that make your life easier. While shell programming may seems difficult to learn, these 2 simple tricks cn allow you to easily simple shell script to automate your life.
Zsh is a very powerful shell that is more popular than the commonly used Bash. It is highly interactive and flexible enough to customize it to your needs. It also comes with a powerful auto-completion functionality, along with recursive searches and a corrector included. For all that, some consider Zsh as an extended Bourne Shell.
By default, when we talk about a shell in Linux, most people think of Bash. It is true that it is the most wide spread and arguably one of the simplest shell to begin with, but there are also plenty of other shells out there yearning for your attention. Today, we shall go through another very famous shell: the Korn Shell (“ksh” for the intimates).
For starters – let’s clarify that headline. Linux has more than one possible shell, and scripting any of them is a subject that can easily pack a full book. What we’re going to be doing is covering the basic elements of a bash script. If you don’t know what shell you’re using, it’s probably bash. […]
Love it or hate it, the command line is here to stay. Sure, there are new options emerging like TermKit but it’s unlikely that the command line will ever really go away. Those who take the time to master it can run productivity circles around their peers, but with the astonishing assortment of CLI tools […]
I’ll admit up front – it’s embarrassingly late for me to have discovered screen. Friends and coworkers have been suggesting it to me for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I had a concrete need for it. Now I wish I’d had it all along. In short, screen gives you the equivalent of the […]
When Gnome Shell was first becoming available over a year ago, we took a look at it to see what the foundation was like, and to see what direction the Gnome desktop was likely to go. At the time, we liked it, though it was clearly a “rough draft” of what it could eventually become. […]
If you’re a Linux (or even Mac) user, and you’ve never toyed with your shell prompt, you might not realize just how useful a good prompt can be. Sure, it can show your user and host names, and perhaps the current directory, but a really good prompt can do a whole lot more. Those who […]
Since the release of KDE4, a major overhaul of the KDE desktop, there’s been some grumbling among the Gnome community about if and when Gnome would have a major overhaul. Well with Gnome 3 we’ll have it in the form of Gnome Shell. It pretty much replaces the panel and window manager in a normal […]
Many people don’t think of their command prompt as a particularly useful thing, or even pay it much attention. To me, this is a bit of a shame, as a useful prompt can change the way you use the command line. Well I’ve scoured the Interwebs looking for the best, most useful, or sometimes most […]
The Bourne Again Shell, better known as bash, is the default for most Linux distributions. It’s extremely powerful as far as command shells go, and holds all kinds of nifty tricks for those willing to learn. One of the best features is, in my opinion, the command history system. There are many options to use […]