SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 new features and notes

Command Line (Shells)

The latest, stable versions of the GNU Bourne-Again Shell (bash), Z-Shell (zsh), and Extended C-Shell (tcsh) are included in SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0. Documentation for each of the shells, including man pages and texinfo help, is provided when the shells are installed.

GNU Bourne-Again Shell (bash) version 3.0
This popular shell from the GNU Project is a feature-rich shell that is largely IEEE POSIX P1003.2 compliant. It has most features of the Korn Shell (ksh) and is well suited to interactive use. Most existing shell scripts should run correctly with bash.

Z-Shell (zsh) version 4.2
This shell is best suited for interactive usage. It has highly programmable command and filename completion, is most compatible with the Korn Shell (ksh), and has features that C-shell (csh) users will find familiar. It also has a full FTP client that you can assess with built-in shell commands, as well as a number of additional loadable modules. You can extend zsh with other third-party modules at any time.

Extended C-Shell (tcsh) version 6.13
This is a Berkeley C-shell (csh) compatible shell with many improvements, bug fixes, and command line editing capabilities. Note that the SCO version of csh behaves differently from other implementations of csh (including tcsh) in the implementation of the || and && operators.

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SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 -- 05 June 2007