[ubuntu-uk] Shell Access for VPS server

Dave Walker DaveWalker at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 7 00:29:05 BST 2009

Andrew Oakley wrote:
> <SNIP>
> Ubuntu uses Bash 
> (Bourne Again Shell), but then Red Hat, Fedora, Suse and most Linux 
> distributions also tend to use Bash these days.
Hi Andrew,

I should probably point out that Ubuntu *doesn't* use bash by default. 
Ubuntu changed to "dash" some releases ago.  It's largely a drop in
replacement, but some "bashism's" aren't portable, which is why some
third party scripts still fail.

$ ls -al /bin/sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2009-05-15 12:43 /bin/sh -> dash


Kind Regards,
Dave Walker

More information about the ubuntu-uk mailing list