Re: Faster depend written in Perl

Zefram (
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 00:03:18 +0100 (BST)

>I have had very bad experience with scripts that test the existance of a
>shell by executing it. An autoconfig script i ran tried to run ash. The
>problem was, on that system, ash was Adventure shell. Every time I ran
>that script, a mysterious prompt showed up.

There are few names that are ambiguous in this way and one might want
to use in an install script. ash is questionably one; the shell has no
really distinctive features, so it is rather odd to try using it
specifically. bash, perl, awk and so on can only really refer to the
tools in question.