Dash as default shell

Tomasz Torcz tomek at pipebreaker.pl
Thu Oct 2 15:56:17 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 02, 2014 at 11:53:18AM -0400, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 11:38 AM, Miloslav Trma─Ź  wrote:
> >
> > OK, then; care to explicitly list the advantages you expect to see from
> > such a switch, and why they outweigh the disadvantages and the migration
> > costs?
> >
> I don't have a predrawn conclusion that I am advocating strongly for here
> but I am convinced it is worth a discussion.   So far from the discussions
> I have seen the advantages as reduced size ( dash is significantly smaller
> than bash) and this can be a nice advantage for containers etc,  POSIX
> correctness (/bin/sh should be only used by shell scripts that don't rely
> on Bash specific features),  performance (Zdenek Kabelac posted some
> numbers)

  Also it will reduce differences between Linux distribution. And take us
closed to what majority (Ubuntu and Debian) does.

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