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Re: Would bash ever use xterm color support as default?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Would bash ever use xterm color support as default?
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 11:22:55 -0400
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shirish agarwal wrote:

>       Most of us use bash by default. And bash is not intuitive atleast for
> people who are new to the system. I'm sure there have been suggestions made
> for this before & would be made after me and I guess the people maintaining
> bash would have some valid points why things like intelligent history
> completion, tab-completion, having color support have not been made
> defaults. Please lemme know any links or rationale which are behind these
> decisions.
>       Couple of links https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Spec/EnhancedBash as well as
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bash/+bug/103929 which want to do
> this. Of course there are others like fishshell http://fishshell.org/ which
> do the same thing but my question is why not bash? Hoping for some
> constructive comments on this. Thanx for your time.

The ease with which these defaults can be changed using the basic bash
and readline customization facilities leads me to conclude that no
fundamental changes need to be made.

If folks would like to contribute startup file examples that result in
more pleasing defaults, I'd be happy to distribute them.


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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