Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard. It offers functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use; these include command line editing, unlimited size command history, job control, shell functions and aliases, indexed arrays of unlimited size, and integer arithmetic in any base from two to sixty-four. Bash can run most sh scripts without modification.
DocumentationThe User Reference Manual is also available in printed book form.
This is a GNU package:bash
released on 13 February 2011
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv3orlater||Kelly Hopkins||4 January 2010|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking, Developer||Mailing List Info/Archive||https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-bash|
|Help, Support||Mailing List Info/Archive||https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-bash|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 March 2012.