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GNU Bash

Functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use
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What is GNU Bash?

The Bourne Again SHell is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard.
GNU Bash is a tool in the Shells category of a tech stack.

Who uses GNU Bash?

188 companies reportedly use GNU Bash in their tech stacks, including E-Commerce, Craftbase, and InfuseAI.

960 developers on StackShare have stated that they use GNU Bash.

GNU Bash Integrations

Codecov, Homebrew, iTerm2, Zsh (Z shell), and Alfred are some of the popular tools that integrate with GNU Bash. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with GNU Bash.
Pros of GNU Bash
Powerful scripting language
Widely adopted
Cross platform
Decisions about GNU Bash

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose GNU Bash in their tech stack.

Out of curiosity, when my coding instructor for Python did some commands on his computer, he told me learning any sort of terminal command interface (e.g. GNU Bash, PowerShell, Zsh ) will make me understand systems and how computers work and would make me know the basics of systems programming (although I am more into web development). I immediately went curious, out of my time, and looked up some command line interfaces to learn. It gave me bash, shell, zsh, powershell, etc. All these are really confusing, and they all seem the same. I want to be a terminal dweller, so which of the terminal related things should I learn? I think Bash, since it can replace Powershell on Windows, and has all the Linux/macOS systems.

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GNU Bash's Features

  • Command line editing
  • Unlimited size command history
  • Job Control
  • Shell Functions and Aliases
  • Indexed arrays of unlimited size
  • Integer arithmetic in any base from two to sixty-four

GNU Bash Alternatives & Comparisons

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GNU Bash's Followers
644 developers follow GNU Bash to keep up with related blogs and decisions.