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Re: KSH on Cygwin


I think it is important to note that there is *already* an individual who
is going to release KSH93 properly packaged and deployable by setup.exe. 
Patience is the key here, if you read some previous messages it was
pointed out that it should be done within the next couple of weeks as of
about a week ago.  As for what it has over Bash&Friends, I'll leave that
to a more fanatic KSH user to explain.


--- Thomas Baker <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 03:10:01PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 01:41:28PM +0200, Thomas Baker wrote:
> > > I have been looking forward to KSH in particular, because
> > > that is what it will take for me to move completely from MKS
> > > Toolkit to Cygwin.  When I first installed Cygwin on the same
> > 
> > What I don't quite get is:  Is there actually any important
> > feature in ksh which isn't already available in bash/tcsh/zsh?
> I wrote a two-page script in KSH about eight years ago and
> still depend on it on a daily basis for my work.  When I
> try simply changing the #! line to bash I get error messages
> suggesting that bash lacks certain features or expresses them
> in another syntax.  I am not a programmer, just an amateur
> shell-script writer, and do not have the time to solve these
> various problems.  For all I know, a real shell expert could
> port the script in twenty minutes; I wouldn't know.
> One KSH-specific construct, I believe, is "print -u3"
> to park some output in a buffer with the handle "3".
> Tom

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