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From: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@brasslantern.com>
To: Liu Xin <navy.xliu@gmail.com>
Cc: zsh-workers@zsh.org
Subject: Re: An incompatible behavior from bash?
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 14:44:07 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAH+w=7YuaE29k7poNY-QbTpiKFeUXGjnP9S0ZLp_g+zqfUdkqA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHPdc0k4mzMhR2zfkmkA8ufLm6wKKMGR=vZ1iRqjG0ejmgEu+g@mail.gmail.com>

On Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 1:00 AM Liu Xin <navy.xliu@gmail.com> wrote:
> I hold the wrong impression that zsh is compatible with bash. I just assume it because I see both Ubuntu and MacOS have replaced bash with it.

Zsh is mostly compatible with POSIX shell provided that it is invoked
via the name "sh" (e.g., when linked to /bin/sh).  Bash is similarly
compatible with POSIX when run this way.  When run under their own
names, zsh and bash differ from POSIX in different ways.

Apple and Ubuntu appear to have concluded that zsh's POSIX
compatibility is sufficient to use it as "sh".  I won't speculate on
other motivations.

  reply	other threads:[~2022-08-22 21:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-08-19 22:32 Liu Xin
2022-08-20  0:39 ` Lawrence Velázquez
2022-08-22  7:54   ` Liu Xin
2022-08-22 21:44     ` Bart Schaefer [this message]
2022-08-23  5:42       ` Liu Xin

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