mksh - MirBSD Korn Shell

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: mksh
Package version: 40.4
Package release: 3
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 704 B
Download size: 382.04 KB
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mksh is the successor of the Public Domain Korn shell (pdksh), a Bourne/POSIX compatible shell which is largely similar to the original AT&T Korn Shell (ksh88/ksh93). It includes bug fixes and feature improvements, in order to produce a modern, robust shell good for interactive and especially script use. mksh has UTF-8 support (in string operations and the Emacs editing mode). The code has been cleaned up and simplified, bugs fixed, standards compliance added, and several enhancements (for extended compatibility to other modern shells, as well as a couple of its own) are available. This shell is Debian Policy 10.4 compliant and may be used as /bin/sh on Debian systems, in both /bin/mksh and /bin/mksh-static flavours. The mksh-static binary is a version of mksh, linked against dietlibc (if dietlibc exists for that Debian architecture), and optimised for small code size, for example for use on initrd or initramfs images, installation or rescue systems, or /bin/sh on slow architectures. It omits some leaf features to be even smaller. A sample ~/.mkshrc is included in /usr/share/doc/mksh/examples and provided as /etc/mkshrc conffile, which is sourced by another file /etc/skel/.mkshrc users are recommended to copy into their home.



    Binary package: mksh_40.4-3_amd64.deb
    Source package: mksh

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install mksh deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install mksh


    • /bin/mksh
    • /bin/mksh-static
    • /etc/mkshrc
    • /etc/skel/.mkshrc
    • /usr/share/doc/mksh/README.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mksh/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mksh/
    • /usr/share/doc/mksh/check.t.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mksh/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/mksh/mtest.t
    • /usr/share/doc/mksh/examples/dot.mkshrc.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mksh-static.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mksh.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/mksh
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/mksh16.xpm
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/mksh16lg.xpm
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/mksh32.xpm