calling ksh script from python

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.us
Thu Jun 2 19:08:03 CEST 2005


In article <donn-A60B27.09045802062005 at gnus01.u.washington.edu>,
Donn Cave  <donn at u.washington.edu> wrote:
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>Meanwhile, it might be worthwhile to reconsider the use
>of ksh here, if you have any choice in the matter.  Ksh
>is fine for interactive use, but has some unfortunate
>flaws as a programming shell, and due to proprietary issues
>one commonly encounters an alternative implementation that's
>even worse.  On most modern platforms, sh will have a pretty
>good programming feature set, and will be more reliable
>(especially if it isn't just ksh by another name.)
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Infidel.  While I sure feel that way about csh(1), it
surprises me you'd criticize ksh(1) so.  'Fact, 'mong
all the *sh-s, I *recommend* ksh for programming.  May-
be the two of us see things differently.



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