A: New version of Kornshell

From: Rick von Richter (rickv@mwh.com)
Date: Thu Feb 20 1997 - 12:55:44 CST

My orginal question:

> Does anyone know where I can get a newer version of the Kornshell.
> I'm running on Solaris 2.5.1. My current version of ksh is 11/88.


Best answer!!!

It was right under my nose the whole time! The new version of the Kornshell (ksh93) is
/usr/dt/bin/dtksh for Solaris 2.x.

Thanks to David Perel for pointing this out!

It does not seem to be an interactive shell like sh,csh.ksh, as none of my environment files loaded
when I changed shells in /etc/passwd. But it does work great for programming scripts, etc...

Other answers

Frank Pardo:

>You can get "bash" (the Bourne Again Shell) free, and it's about 95%
>compatible with the Korn Shell. Look for it at the usual Gnu FTP sites
>like prep.ai.mit.edu and sunsite.unc.edu.

Good suggestion.

Steve Kives:

>You can get ksh93 from AT&T, the only source in fact. Go to
>www.research.att.com and look around. No manual, unfortunately.

I did not go here yet but I will check it out.

Russ Bebb:

>Did you try /usr/bin/ksh?

That is the version I was using. It is the old ksh dated 11/16/88. To see what version you are
using, do a 'whatis /bin/ksh'


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