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Meaning of BOURNE SHELL

 
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(sh, Shellish). The original command-line interpreter shell and script language for unix written by S.R. Bourne of bell laboratories in 1978. sh has been superseded for interactive use by the berkeley c shell, csh but still widely used for writing shell scripts.

There were even earlier shells, see glob.

ash is a Bourne Shell clone.

["Unix time-sharing System: The Unix Shell", S.R. Bourne, Bell Sys Tech J 57(6):1971-1990 (Jul 1978)].

 

 

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