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Zsh

Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) which of the standard shells most resembles the Korn shell (ksh). It includes enhancements of many types, notably in the command-line editor, options for customising its behaviour, filename globbing, features to make C-shell (csh) users feel more at home and extra features drawn from tcsh.

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  •  22 Dec 2012 04:16

Release Notes: This release mostly fixes bugs, with some minor additions noted in the NEWS file. If you were waiting for 5.0.1, you haven't missed it. A significant bug turned up at the last minute, so it wasn't announced, and 5.0.2 replaces it.

  •  24 Jul 2012 00:04

Release Notes: Version 5.0.0 of zsh is the new stable release. There are many changes since the last stable release series, 4.2, of which the most important is handling of multibyte characters. The file NEWS in the distribution gives more information. The file README details some incompatibilities with previous versions, mostly minor. Users of the development release series will not see major changes since the previous release, 4.3.17.

  •  24 Feb 2012 00:44

Release Notes: This is a bugfix release. It fixes a problem in 4.3.15 which caused the command hash table to take a long time to build on systems with commands stored on the network. 4.3.16 was not widely announced, and anyone upgrading should go straight to 4.3.17.

  •  18 Dec 2011 02:04

Release Notes: This release fixes a significant bug in process management in POSIX compatibility mode reported since 4.3.14, although the problem has been present since 4.3.10.

  •  08 Dec 2011 00:09

Release Notes: This is a bugfix release for the 4.3 development branch; there are no significant new features, although there are the usual improvements to completion and other shell functions.

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19 Apr 2007 09:02 jandrese

Re: Consider zsh

> Just respont to J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) in

>

> tcsh appindex.

> I have using Zsh as my default shell for

> over a year. It really the most powerful

> Shell that I see and got many attractive

> feature...

> However, some people complain that the

> zsh using too much resouces (I run it in

> my school server - SunOS) , then I was

> forced

> to use back tcsh.

>

> Now, I think Shell needn't to be so

> powerful. So I happy with the Bash.

>

> Have Z shell impove it loading recently?

> coz my last Z Shell is 2.4 and haven't

> us it for 1-2 years :P

>

Too many resources?

Lets compare top output for zsh and tcsh:

PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU CPU COMMAND

809 jandrese 20 0 2808K 2368K pause 0:00 0.00% 0.00% zsh

15629 jandrese 20 0 2372K 1720K pause 0:00 0.00% 0.00% tcsh

A whopping 650k difference in memory use. Unless your school's computers are 15 years old the "it uses too many resources" excuse is really weak.

19 Jun 2003 11:36 stigbrau

pointer to changelog needs updating
The changelog link points to the "ZSH 3.0.8 ChangeLog".

23 Jan 1999 04:55 hychan

Re: Consider zsh
Just respont to J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) in
tcsh appindex.
I have using Zsh as my default shell for over a year. It really the most powerful Shell that I see and got many attractive feature...
However, some people complain that the zsh using too much resouces (I run it in my school server - SunOS) , then I was forced
to use back tcsh.

Now, I think Shell needn't to be so powerful. So I happy with the Bash.

Have Z shell impove it loading recently? coz my last Z Shell is 2.4 and haven't us it for 1-2 years :P

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