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What shell do you use?
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June 8, 2010
9:16 PM
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I use fish (friendly interactive shell) because it is friendly, and its error messages are actually meant to help you.  Also, if what you have entered at the prompt is not recognized as a command, it will be bold and red, and if it is recognized, it will be bold and green.

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June 8, 2010
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I use Nautilus. Why? It's the default in Ubuntu.

Well I guess I also use Explorer, and Finder. Laugh (I know you're talking about terminal shells, I'm talking about file browser shells.)

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June 8, 2010
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In the past I've toyed with the idea of using a desktop shell for my Windows OS, but I'm worried it will slow down the comp. Does anyone know if this is actually the case? And if they don't, which are the best to use?

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June 8, 2010
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Shells? I use .45cal daily and 12ga weekly. But since when has that had anything to do with computers?

Seriously, I've heard people talk about them but have never understood what they are or how they're used, like for a desktop or any of the things Locutus mentioned. Embarassed

So I guess I use whatever came installed with my computer when I bought it. Confused

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June 8, 2010
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Wheezer said:

So I guess I use whatever came installed with my computer when I bought it. Confused


 

Windows Explorer, then.  This is mostly applicable to people that run Linux or BSD, not Windows or OS X.  Smile

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Seriously, I've heard people talk about them but have never understood what they are or how they're used, like for a desktop or any of the things Locutus mentioned. Embarassed


 

It's basically the thing that runs everything: there's the stuff behind the walls, then there's the shell, what you see.  Windows Explorer.  Finder on a Mac.  A lot of other parts of Windows.  Smile

phoenix_rising said:

In the past I've toyed with the idea of using a desktop shell for my Windows OS, but I'm worried it will slow down the comp. Does anyone know if this is actually the case? And if they don't, which are the best to use?


 

Well it's still another program that has to run. Wink But as I've never used one, I can only say one thing: that's what I was afraid of too.

If you want to give one a try, I've heard good things about Xplorer2 lite:

http://www.zabkat.com/x2lite.htm

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June 8, 2010
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Thank you mister wizard,,, oops,,, I mean Locutus.  Laugh

I think I kinda/sorta understand now.

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June 9, 2010
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@ Thanks Locutus. I'll be interested to see what other's experiences have been as well.

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June 9, 2010
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Ok, I don't have a problem with any of these answers, but I'll rephrase my question: What terminal shell do you use?

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June 9, 2010
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calebstein said:

Ok, I don't have a problem with any of these answers, but I'll rephrase my question: What terminal shell do you use?


 

Terminal; probably called gnome-terminal (that's how these things tend to be worded in Ubuntu). Laugh

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June 10, 2010
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Locutus said:

calebstein said:

Ok, I don't have a problem with any of these answers, but I'll rephrase my question: What terminal shell do you use?


Terminal; probably called gnome-terminal (that's how these things tend to be worded in Ubuntu). Laugh

On Ubuntu, assuming you haven't changed anything, you are probably using Bash.
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June 10, 2010
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calebstein said:

Locutus said:

calebstein said:

Ok, I don't have a problem with any of these answers, but I'll rephrase my question: What terminal shell do you use?


Terminal; probably called gnome-terminal (that's how these things tend to be worded in Ubuntu). Laugh
 

On Ubuntu, assuming you haven't changed anything, you are probably using Bash.
 

 

I think it's GNOME Terminal due to this screenshot.

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June 10, 2010
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Gnome Terminal is the program, not the shell.

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June 10, 2010
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calebstein said:

Gnome Terminal is the program, not the shell.


 

I'm still a little confused as to the terminology.  But if you say so. Wink

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June 10, 2010
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Locutus said:

calebstein said:

Gnome Terminal is the program, not the shell.


I'm still a little confused as to the terminology.  But if you say so. Wink

I'll try to explain it better: when you want a terminal, you run GNOME Terminal, and then GNOME Terminal runs Bash, or whatever shell you use, which executes the commands.
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