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I honestly can't stand ksh. Used to admin an old HP-UX box and all it had was ksh. I loathed every second I was logged into that server. Nah I'll stick with bash.

Most people hate ksh because it doesn't support directional keys for history. Usually when my grads tell me this I say to them that if you using directional keys while working on the CLI you doing it wrong. With vi mode you never take your fingers off the home keys. To me using directional keys is a handicap rather than a benefit.

Older ksh doesn't have tab support, but vi mode gives you this auto-complete feature, just not with the tab key. However from ksh93t you get tab support. Otherwise ksh has always been faster and more complete scripting language than bash.
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he said *nix tools not FOSS/Linux tools that mean I can throw up some Mac tools thumb.gif

Very true
post #23 of 52
Sort of a tough question in that some tools I use everyday so those are obvious. Others, I use only rarely, but when needed, nothing else will do. Still others I only use once at initial setup, like iptables, and then never even think about it again. There is also the gap between what I use for work and what I use at home. This response will be for home use.

Everyday use (or nearly) -

#1 - Konsole or ETerm

#2 - Run (both KDE's awesome version and xfrun4, when in xfce)

#3 - has to be VI, or specifically VIM. I don't think 6 hours passes that I don't use it.

#4 - Dolphin (both as user and super-user) although I still love Krusader and use it from time to time

#5 - Aqualung, because it lets me use LDAP plugins and the music is always on

#6 - Mozilla Firefox - I could probably get by with alternatives as I use a few, but Firefox is the "go to guy" not to mention a milestone in OSS

#7 - VNC - I know it's kinda old skool, but I still like it for regular use

#8 RKHunter - call me paranoid but once a week (at least it's not daily tongue.gif )


Regular use (weekly - monthly) I think are the obvious cat, cp, rm, ln, tar, grep, sed, gzip, make, pkgtools,

Rare, but essential - GParted and cfdisk, lsmod, modinfo, lspci
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Carbon Copy Cloner simply the best bit of software written for the Mac.
 
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post #25 of 52
What are people's favorite terminal program? I've been using Gnome but I think there might be better.
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What are people's favorite terminal program? I've been using Gnome but I think there might be better.

I use the GNOME terminal but admittedly that's mostly because I do everything in tmux. Terminator is probably the one I would use if I didn't use a terminal multiplexer. Konsole is also quite good if you're on the KDE side of things.
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post #28 of 52
Konsole bit only because I run KDE. I would be happy in any term bar xterm (Id rather use a physical TTY than xterm)
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Konsole bit only because I run KDE. I would be happy in any term bar xterm (Id rather use a physical TTY than xterm)

Me too
post #30 of 52
Rxvt-Unicode ( 256-color patched, preferred ), but right now since I've been sticking with KDE I've just been being lazy and using Konsole.
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