JP Vossen on 23 Nov 2008 13:37:41 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] finding duplicate files

> Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 21:15:45 -0500
> From: "Art Alexion" <>
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 3:06 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
>> # Assumes a recent version of bash [for nested $()]
> This is kubuntu 8.04, which I understand uses dash instead of bash.
> Should I be OK?

You're fine.  (you should have gone to one my my presos on this topic. 
Slides here: :)

*buntu > 6.06 use a symlink for /bin/sh --> /bin/dash (note dash), 
instead of what every other Linux I know of uses, which is/was /bin/sh 
--> /bin/bash (note bash).  This is for system startup speed, since dash 
is lots smaller than bash and starts much faster, which is important 
since booting Linux is really just running a gazillion shell scripts.

The default *end user shell* in /etc/passwd is still bash.  So it's only 
when writing init scripts and/or things with a shebang line of 
'#!/bin/sh' that you get dash instead of bash on certain versions of 
certain Linux distros.

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