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Choosing a Shell

I'm using a Linux RH 5.0, and wanna choose a shell.
I already use KornShell (ksh) and Bourne Again Shell (bash).
I wanna know others shells that i can use, and suggestions about what is the better.
And the shell scripts developed using shell bourne are fully compatible with another shells?
Thanks.
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biardCommented:
I believe the Bourne Again shell is the best because it allows command line edits and memory.  It is also the standard (revides from sh - Bourne Shell).  It has the widest variety of options available and is the most diverse because of that.  Shell scripts written in BASH will work with other shells if they use common commands.  Many of the commands available in BASH are not available is csh, ksh, etc.  Try the following link or run the commands:

man bash
man zsh
man sh
man ksh
man csh

http://www.redhat.com/support/manuals/RHL-6.1-Manual/getting-started-guide/ch-managing.html#S1-MANAGING-SHELLS


For more downloadable shells to install see:

http://mirror.ox.ac.uk/rpm2html/Shells.html
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suidgirlAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.
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