[CentOS] Bourne shell deprecated?

Wed Apr 27 15:23:07 UTC 2016
William A. Mahaffey III <wam at hiwaay.net>

On 04/27/16 13:21, Pouar wrote:
> On 04/27/16 08:49, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> On 04/26/16 21:13, John R Pierce wrote:
>>> On 4/26/2016 6:45 PM, Jack Bailey wrote:
>>>> Today someone in a meeting claimed the Bourne shell is deprecated,
>>>> one of the reasons being it supposedly has security issues.  Well
>>>> that's all news to me, and I cannot find anything online to
>>>> corroborate the claim.  Is this true, is it a bash vs. Bourne FUD,
>>>> or something else?
>>> there's no Bourne shell in CentOS anyways, /bin/sh is a symlink to
>>> /bin/bash...
>>> last OS I can think of with an actual Bourne shell was Solaris.
>> The various *BSD's have & use the actual Bourne shell ....
> Which one? All the BSDs I know of use the Almquist Shell except for
> OpenBSD which uses a patched version of the Public Domain Korn Shell
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NetBSD 6.1.5 uses the Bourne shell by default for root logins & uses it 
for the rc.d system. FreeBSD 9.3 Release has it installed because it is 
needed for the rc.d system. All I can vouch for ....


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