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Bourne shell (sh)

This is the original Unix shell written by Steve Bourne of Bell Labs. It is available on all UNIX systems.

This shell does not have the interactive facilites provided by modern shells such as the C shell and Korn shell. You are advised to to use another shell which has these features.

The Bourne shell does provide an easy to use language with which you can write shell scripts.


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