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Re: [opensuse] Which Shell do I Have?
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 21:28:10 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612052127250.18570@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>> > In the instructions, it tells me to make some environment variable
>> > changes. However, it has one set for a Borne Shell and another set
>> > for a C shell.
>> >
>> > Which do I have?
>> echo $SHELL
>> probably /bin/bash which is Borne Again Shell. I would select Borne.
>Ahh, thank you. I knew I had a bash shell but had no idea if it was borne or
>C. I understandd - Borne Again SHell. Very nice. :)

It's not "borne" (as in airborne) not "born" (birth) or "burn" (fire)
but Bourne, so has nothing to do with flight or aircraft or anything.

>On to flightgear!

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