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Old 16th June 2008
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Just to chime in, bash is _n_o_t_ a terminal it is a shell.

Programs such as xterm are terminal emulators, the command line level interface through virtual teletypes when you first start the machine without X are 'virtual' consoles (not all that much different from a user point of view).

The shell runs in the console or terminal and should hopefully be fairly indifferent to which of them it runs in ;-)


outside of bash specifics most things people expect of bash are doable in OpenBSDs pdksh implementation. A shell is mostly a shell for the most part unless you want to compare the other end of the pond.
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