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Korn Shell: Unix and Linux Programming Manual, Third Edition, The by Anatole Olczak

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Where To Get the Korn Shell

The Korn shell is included as an optional shell, along with the Bourne and C shells by most vendors, including Sun for Solaris, SCO for UnixWare, Hewlett-Packard for HP-UX, and others. It is also available as an unbundled product from many vendors.

The Desktop Korn shell (dtksh) is another version of the Korn shell that is available by many vendors as an upgrade to Kornshell88-based versions. It is usually located in /usr/dt/bin/dtksh.

The Public Domain Korn shell, or pdksh, as the name suggests, is a public domain version of the Korn shell. It’s compatible with most any version of Unix, but is mostly used on Linux-based systems. At the time of this writing, the current version (5.2.14) has most of the Kornshell88, ...

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