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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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#29 2021-05-01 07:22:13

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Re: Linux ports of OpenBSD's ksh

Version 6.9 of oksh is now available:

https://software.opensuse.org//download … ckage=oksh

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#30 2021-05-01 10:31:06

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Re: Linux ports of OpenBSD's ksh

Version 6.9 of loksh is now available:

https://software.opensuse.org//download … kage=loksh


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#31 2021-10-10 11:12:59

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Re: Linux ports of OpenBSD's ksh

Version 7.0 of oksh is now available. So Linux has it before OpenBSD big_smile

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#32 2021-10-10 17:39:42

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Re: Linux ports of OpenBSD's ksh

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Version 7.0 of oksh is now available. So Linux has it before OpenBSD big_smile

That is ironic, but I wonder which has the more secure version... tongue

No offense, but OpenBSD devs probably are more security conscious... wink


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#33 2021-10-10 18:56:25

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Re: Linux ports of OpenBSD's ksh

zapper wrote:

OpenBSD devs probably are more security conscious

The oksh package is of a port by Dr. Brian Callahan, who is an actual OpenBSD developer. My repository is linked directly from their github README.md smile

But yes, the OpenBSD version is more secure because Linux doesn't have things like unveil(2) & pledge(2).

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