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In starting this Topic, I have a vested interest in the input. Given the circumstances of the last few days, with the Shellshock Bug, I am as interested as anyone in safeguarding my OS, my data, yadayada.
It is my hope that Members of the BC Community more experienced than I with Linux can take the time to provide input on their experiences with not only the Bash, but with any of the others listed or more.
I am open to comparisons also, and experiences, therefrom, devotees of MS-DOS, users from Macintosh, and other OSes, on these Unix/Linux CLIs (Command Line Interpreters).
But no fighting please. And try to stay in-topic. I had thought of putting this in a General Interest category, but I would really like a lot of Linux-specific responses, hence it being here.
Before I go any further, might I commend to you NickAu1's Shellshock Topic, found here. It was on Forum even before Forum Office-holders could respond. Kudos, Nick!
I am, as aren't we all?, interested in the security of the shells used, but also in their robustness, and their flexibility in providing functionality even above and beyond those supplied under a GUI solution. Not to mention retro aspects, like running old games, apps &c.
To give you an example and throw the ball into court:
From 1990 on, I was if not fluent, then very well-versed in MS-DOS, from v3.0 to v6.22. One of the most usable DOS commands I have ever found was called setver. With it, I could trick my PC into thinking that old software was current software, and thus extend the life of my favourites through a number of versions of Windows. This command was a precursor to what we now know as Compatibility Mode, the latter of which has been considerably neutered since the days of which I speak, due to the Microsoft juggernaut wanting us to upgrade (spend more), use Microsoft software (spend more), get more memory (spend more), upgrade cpu's via Intel (spend more), &c.
OK, enough from me, for now