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GNU Bash

GNU Bash is an sh-compatible command language interpreter that executes commands read from the standard input or from a file. Bash also incorporates useful features from the Korn and C shells (ksh and csh). Bash is intended to be a conforming implementation of the IEEE POSIX Shell and Tools specification (IEEE Working Group 1003.2).


Recent releases

  •  10 May 2011 13:53

    Release Notes: New features were added in Bash and Readline.

    •  29 Jan 2010 19:16

      Release Notes: New features have been added to Bash and Readline.

      •  17 Mar 2009 08:38

        Release Notes: Several new features were implemented. New "autocd", "checkjobs", and "dirspell" options were added. The new "globstar" option for special handling of '**'' was introduced. Completion was enhanced. Bash will now retry on failure to spawn children due to insufficient resources. A compatibility level for behavior as in older versions was introduced. The "-b" (socket buffer size) and "-T" (number of threads) options were added to "ulimit". A "command_not_found_handle" shell function can now be executed when a command is not found. New '&>>' and '|&' redirection operators were introduced. Many other enhancements, also to readline, were made, and bugs were fixed.

        •  13 Nov 2007 21:30

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  30 Jul 2004 16:50

            Release Notes: This is the third major release of bash. The features introduced in the intermediate releases following bash-2.05 have been completed. Support for the bash debugger (a separate project) has been integrated.

            Recent comments

            17 Nov 2001 15:00 jack55

            Re: Bash-2.05a archive corrupt?
            That did it. When in doubt, go to the source.


            21 Jun 1999 18:08 merick

            compiling problem with bash 2.0.3
            i had problems compling this.... due part of a patch (bash-log.diff) applied to the source, which came in the .src.rpm i got ....... if u have this problem...... try removing the lines in the patch that modify your Makefile and varable.c


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