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Switched to dash as my shell

3/12/2018

For a number of weeks now I have been using dash as my shell, replacing bash.

I have been taking tab-completion and the command history for granted and felt it appropriate to lose those luxuries.

I have also left PS1 as default, meaning 'pwd' has become a close friend.

I also re-linked /bin/sh to point to dash, meaning I had to remove all the bash-isms from my various scripts which was a fun process.

Glob patterns have replaced tab completion and carefully thinking about what I am typing removes the need for the command history and arrow-key navigation (which isn't a thing in dash, meaning you can't go back to add or change a character).

I have no intentions on switching shells back to bash, I like this kind of punishment.


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