What is your favorite shell? Why?

  • Bash
  • Dash
  • Fish
  • Zsh
  • Other

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I’ve been using ZSH and spaceship prompt along with a few scripts. Why? Not sure, honestly. It’s probably just due to the theme. I wonder all the time if I’m not just better off scraping it and typing git status for every directory I enter :sweat_smile:

My favorite shell is Kraft because its the cheesiest! :stuck_out_tongue:

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Bash because I’m old and set in my ways.

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I’m there with you. This is my theme song. Old and in the Way. Any Dead Heads will recognize this.

Bash because it’s what loads in my distros, as of now.

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bash, I guess. It seems pretty widely adopted and documented, also the LFS build uses it. I don’t really like shell programming myself, because my background is in software development though I occasionally enjoy systems admin too. For that reason I’m sticking to bash for now, to learn it thoroughly; thereafter if I get quite confident I might start using something else if I see a compelling use-case for it. I’m not sure I will though unless it’s just for CLI basics rather than scripting.

Fish is fun and keep things fun, especially on Guake.

Bash. Because, um, it’s popular???

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This is one of those questions that I find funny, because I’ve never used anything other than bash. However, up until a couple of years ago, I didn’t know there was anything other than bash. And I have yet to hear a compelling reason to try a different one, thus, I’m still using bash…

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Have always used bash, but recently I switched to Zsh. I use Starship as my prompt since it has the look I like compared to the prompt I created for bash and it’s written in Rust.

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@tryton-vanmeer Obligatory favorite/like/heart for mentioning Rust :stuck_out_tongue:

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I’ve never felt like bash was lacking enough to seek a change though i’ve never heard the arguments either.

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As someone who is very much a beginner, I tried fish after hearing about it on the DL podcast and I like it. The fact it gives me hints as I’m typing makes using the command line much easier for my basic needs.

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My favorite shell and the shell I use are generally different. I freaking love Elvish. It’s incredibly nice to use, easily extensible and has lots of nice little quality of life bits and bobs.
But it requires an extra install, and I already have everything set up in my dotfiles to work with bash, and that’s always just there. So until someone reminds me that I have options (by for example posting a poll in a forum I frequent) I tend to just use bash…

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I’ve just been using bash so far, with a little bit of zsh here and there when it’s been the default while hopping… don’t really see a reason to switch yet, but fish seems pretty cool, so chances are I’ll at least check it out sometime in the future

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I see Dash is on zero votes, but given Debian is my favourite OS and it starts up using Dash, or used to until version 9 as far as I was aware, I think it needs at least a mention for that :slight_smile:

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Bash because I need a party once in a while.

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