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#26 2021-01-10 10:13:29

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Re: Linux ports of OpenBSD's ksh

ifdv44 wrote:

Any quick and easy reference to the pros/cons of the three?

Not that I know of.

Note that the situation in respect of ksh93 & ksh2020 has changed since my quoted post — the development of ksh2020 has been stopped because the KornShell community complained about the management of the project and also noted some performance regressions:

https://github.com/att/ast/issues/1449

So as of now the only currently developed KornShell implementations are mksh and OpenBSD's ksh. The packages supplied by my repositories are a Linux-specific port of OpenBSD's ksh (loksh) and a port of the same software by one of the OpenBSD developers which is designed specifically for usage with any operating system. The mksh package in De{bi,vu}an was created by the developer of mksh, who is also a Debian developer.

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#27 2021-01-10 14:02:05

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Re: Linux ports of OpenBSD's ksh

imo, under debian i would prefer mksh over ksh93 and ksh2020. I use openbsd and their version of the ksh shell works on openbsd system very well.

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#28 2021-01-10 16:06:09

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Re: Linux ports of OpenBSD's ksh

The mksh site has an overview of the various KornShell implementations:

http://www.mirbsd.org/mksh-faq.htm#kornshell

Mksh is used as the default shell for Android so it is probably the most popular of all the shells, bash included.


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