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- Created 2012-03-19
) is a
, for computer
The Bourne shell was the default
Unix Version 7
. Most Unix-like systems continue to have
—which will be the Bourne shell, or a
or hard link to a compatible shell even when other shells are used by most users.
, it was a replacement for the
, whose executable file had the same name—
. It was released in 1977 in the
Version 7 Unix
release distributed to colleges and universities. Although it is used as an interactive command interpreter, it was always intended as a
and contains most of the features that are commonly considered to produce structured programs.
It gained popularity with the publication of
The UNIX Programming Environment
Brian W. Kernighan
—the first commercially published book that presented the shell as a programming language in a tutorial form.
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