Packages in the shells directory

Last updated: Thu Mar 20 04:24:06 1997

pdmenu

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Version: 1.1.1 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:58:37 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
Simple full screen menu program. A simple full screen menu program, intended to be comfortable login shell for inexperienced users.

Pdmenu interfaces with Debian's menu system, to provide automatically-generated lists of installed programs.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), libgpm1 (>= 1.10-1), ncurses3.0, slang0.99.34 (>=0.99.38), perl, menu (>= 0.10)

pdmenu

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Version: 1.0.0 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:58:34 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
Simple full screen menu program. A simple full screen menu program, intended to be comfortable login shell for inexperienced users.

Pdmenu interfaces with Debian's menu system, to provide automatically-generated lists of installed programs.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), libgpm1 (>= 1.10-1), ncurses3.0, slang0.99.34 (>=0.99.34), perl, menu (>= 0.10), libgpm1 (>= 1.10)

ash

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Version: 0.2-1 Last modified: Wed Mar 5 11:52:06 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Mark W. Eichin <eichin@kitten.gen.ma.us>
Description:
A Bourne-shell work-alike, smaller than "bash" Don't install this program, you already have "bash", which is a better shell than "ash".

The primary virtue of "ash" is that it's small, and we take advantage of that by making it the shell on the installation root floppy, where space is at a premium. "Bash", however, has some nice features absent from "ash", and "bash" is a required part of the system, so there isn't much reason to use "ash".

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)

tcsh

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Version: 6.06-13 Last modified: Fri Feb 28 14:54:05 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Vadim Vygonets <vadik@cs.huji.ac.il>
Description:
An enhanced version of the Berkeley C shell. tcsh is an enhanced but completely compatible version of the Berkeley UNIX C shell, csh(1). It is a command language interpreter usable both as an interactive login shell and a shell script command processor. It includes a command-line editor, programmable word completion, spelling correction, a history mechanism, job control and a C-like syntax.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), ncurses3.0

ash

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Version: 0.2-1 Last modified: Tue Feb 25 16:48:27 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Mark W. Eichin <eichin@kitten.gen.ma.us>
Description:
A Bourne-shell work-alike, smaller than "bash" Don't install this program, you already have "bash", which is a better shell than "ash".

The primary virtue of "ash" is that it's small, and we take advantage of that by making it the shell on the installation root floppy, where space is at a premium. "Bash", however, has some nice features absent from "ash", and "bash" is a required part of the system, so there isn't much reason to use "ash".

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)

rc

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Version: 1.4-2 Last modified: Thu Feb 13 06:34:02 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Ian Murdock <imurdock@debian.org>
Description:
An implementation of the AT&T Plan 9 shell.
Depends:
libc5

csh

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Version: 5.26-8 Last modified: Fri Jan 31 05:49:53 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Dominik Kubla <dominik@debian.org>
Description:
Shell with C-like syntax, standard login shell on BSD systems. The C shell was originally written at UCB to overcome limitations in the Bourne shell. Its flexibility and comfort (at that time) quickly made it the shell of choice until more advanced shells like ksh, bash, zsh or tcsh appeared. Most of the latter incorporate features original to csh.

This package is provided for the use as script interpreter. If you want to use a csh as login shell it is recommended that you use the tcsh.

Conflicts:
tcsh (<= 6.06-3)

es

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Version: 0.84-4 Last modified: Fri Jan 24 09:56:04 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
joost witteveen <joostje@debian.org>
Description:
A public domain extensible shell based on `rc'. Es is a command interpreter and programming language which combines the features of other Unix shells and the fea­ tures of a functional programming language such as Scheme. The syntax is derived from rc(1). Es is intended for use both as an interactive shell and a programming language for scripts.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), libreadline2 (>= 2.0.1-1), ncurses3.0, libreadline2

zsh

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Version: 3.0.2-1 Last modified: Sat Jan 11 10:25:03 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Robert Leslie <rob@mars.org>
Description:
A shell with lots of features. Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive login shell and as a shell script command processor. Of the standard shells, zsh most closely resembles ksh but includes many enhancements. Zsh has comand line editing, builtin spelling correction, programmable command completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and a host of other features.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.13), ncurses3.0

flin

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Version: 0.5.1-1 Last modified: Fri Jan 10 05:51:25 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
Description:
Menuing system with fvwm-like syntax A color, ncurses-based menu system, intended to be an easy login shell for new users. It understands the simple menu syntax that was once used by fvwm-1.xx.

Flin means "Flin's a Learners Interface to 'Nix Systems."

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), ncurses3.0

flin

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Version: 0.5.1-1 Last modified: Wed Jan 8 10:39:16 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
Description:
Menuing system with fvwm-like syntax A color, ncurses-based menu system, intended to be an easy login shell for new users. It understands the simple menu syntax that was once used by fvwm-1.xx.

Flin means "Flin's a Learners Interface to 'Nix Systems."

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), ncurses3.0

lsh

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Version: 0.62-3 Last modified: Thu Jan 2 08:24:26 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
Baby Shell for Novices with DOS compatible commands Lsh is a shell partially inspired by some command interpreters for PC monitors (such as 4-DOS, DR-DOS, MS-DOS, N-DOS, PC-DOS, Q-DOS and others, which might be trademarks of their owners and which is hereby acknowledged). However, most of the features of this shell are simply adapted from Unix (which also happens to be a trademark) shells.

Lsh is especially useful for users who have had some DOS experience and are now supposed to do something under UNIX. This shell will ease the transition and make the usage of dialup services extremely easy for them.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.7-7)

zsh

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Version: 3.0.2-1 Last modified: Wed Dec 25 13:35:29 1996
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Robert Leslie <rob@mars.org>
Description:
A shell with lots of features. Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive login shell and as a shell script command processor. Of the standard shells, zsh most closely resembles ksh but includes many enhancements. Zsh has comand line editing, builtin spelling correction, programmable command completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and a host of other features.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.13), ncurses3.0

lsh

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Version: 0.62-3 Last modified: Tue Dec 24 13:11:53 1996
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
Baby Shell for Novices with DOS compatible commands Lsh is a shell partially inspired by some command interpreters for PC monitors (such as 4-DOS, DR-DOS, MS-DOS, N-DOS, PC-DOS, Q-DOS and others, which might be trademarks of their owners and which is hereby acknowledged). However, most of the features of this shell are simply adapted from Unix (which also happens to be a trademark) shells.

Lsh is especially useful for users who have had some DOS experience and are now supposed to do something under UNIX. This shell will ease the transition and make the usage of dialup services extremely easy for them.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)