Re: [dev] Is there any plan on a shell for sbase?

From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 17:25:35 +0000 (UTC)

Christoph Lohmann dixit:

>* tab completion

Can busybox ash do this? (If so, that’s recent.)

> * Does this really need plugins?

Definitely not; in mksh, tab completion is deterministic: the
first word is expanded as command, all other words as files.

Only downside is that tab completion is an editing feature,
and as such gets confused by 'echo $(foo) ba'<tab> due to
the closing parenthesis.

>For now busybox ash is enough for all of this.

I don’t think you should inflict ash on *anyone*. And mksh
is not *that* much larger. I mean, even the Android people
saw the light after a while…

FWIW, I'm quite impressed with mksh interactively. I thought it was much
*much* more bare bones. But it turns out it beats the living hell out of
ksh93 in that respect. I'd even consider it for my daily use if I hadn't
wasted half my life on my zsh setup. :-) -- Frank Terbeck in #!/bin/mksh
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