[arch-releng] [PATCH] Ust zsh as default interactive shell

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 30 07:11:05 EDT 2012

Am 28.07.2012 13:13, schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
> This installs zsh and sets it as default for root and the arch user.
> grml-zsh-config is installed as a userfriendly default configuration.
> Signed-off-by: Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de>
> ---
> This might look controversial, so let me explain. As our new install method is based on the usage of various cli tools our plain ash setup gets a little inconvinient.

We don't have ash, we have bash.

> This patch adds zsh and a feature rich default config. We will get menu based completion and inline help for e.g. pacman but also our install scripts, rc.d and a lot of other tools. This should make the iso easier to use and more accessable.

Using a shell that is only known to a fraction of users doesn't make the
image "more accessible".

> I haven't found any real downside here, so let me know if you can think of any. Also please try it first if you haven't yet. E.g. try things like pacstrap -<tab> etc..

I never used zsh, so I don't know how much its syntax differs from bash,
or from any POSIX shell. As a new user, I might find this irritating.

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