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Re: [opensuse-factory] Can we assume that /bin/sh is bash?
Michal Suchánek <msuchanek@xxxxxxx> wrote:

And you forgot to quote the important part: is the setup cost mitigated
by shell scripts that use fast bare-bones shell and have to fork() for
every tiny task or shell scripts that fully use bash builtins?

Huge shells that call fork() instead of vfork() are typically slow.

ksh93 and bosh use vfork() whereever possible.

Jörg

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