ftp vs http vs scp

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Fri May 28 12:34:46 2004

Rumor has it that Jules Richardson may have mentioned these words:
>On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 16:48, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > Personally, I rather be
> > able to press <UP> than retype a 40+ character command line that I
> > mis-typed a single letter on.

Bingo... I did my time doing that on OS-9 -- I eschewed a bulkier shell on
that platform at the for two reasons: 1) ENOCASH, and 2) when you're only
working with 2Mhz & 64K datasegments, I was willing to live with the
limitations... and maybe that's one reason I can pop out 110wpm... ;-)

>Doesn't that particular form of simple command line editing (eg. ^a^b)
>work in the original sh? :-)

Yes, but <UP><DOWN> and tab file/command completion don't.

>It works in sh on this linux machine, but
>that's perhaps a long way from the original sh (as I believe it's just
>bash running in sh compatibility mode).

Huh? AFAIK, bash is *always* in "sh compatibility mode" as it's (supposed
to be) backward-compatible with sh. If you:

ls -lAF /bin|grep sh

you'll prolly see that sh is just a symlink to bash, so you're running
full-blown bash.

Here's mine:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 92444 Feb 6 2003 ash*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 492968 Feb 6 2003 ash.static*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 626028 Feb 11 2003 bash*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr 15 2003 bash2 -> bash*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Apr 15 2003 bsh -> ash*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr 15 2003 csh -> tcsh*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr 15 2003 sh -> bash*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 316276 Jan 25 2003 tcsh*

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