Linux lingo gook

Anthony Yarusso tonyyarusso at
Thu Jan 4 20:08:52 UTC 2007

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Andrew Hunter wrote:
> On Thursday 04 January 2007 14:18, Ryan Kavanagh wrote:
>> On Thursday 04 January 2007 14:06, Don and/or Mila Trombley wrote:
>>> I am having some time trying to decypher the Acronyms, Uses, and their
>>> meanings, used in the various postings which I received from the
>>> Linux-Ubuntu-Xubuntu-?untu Group...
>>> CRON, BASH, DASH, CRASH, LASH  Just to name a few (not even touching the
>>> tip of the heap of them  !=))  Is their a dedicated Lexicon of these
>>> words? Thanks, Don.
>> Hey,
>> CRON is a program that automates tasks... so that you can have it delete
>> you trash every day at 1:05AM..
>> BASH = Bourne Again SHell... it's the shell you see when you open up
>> Terminal/Konsole...
>> DASH = ?
> DASH is another, faster shell (I think I it is default in either feisty or
> edgy)
>> CRASH = when a program crashes... usually caused by a bug... the program
>> usually exits abnormally
>>  :D
>> Cheers,
>> Ryan
DASH is indeed replacing bash as default, the reasoning being that it
is more compliant with POSIX standards.  I don't really know what that
entails, but I know that's what's up with that change.  :S
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