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The Future of the Korn Shell may be in Dangerous Hands

This post discusses recent events relating to the maintainance and development of the Korn Shell.

Printing Bash or Korn Shell Script Arguments

This post discusses various issues, workarounds and solutions to printing details of arguments (AKA positional parameters) passed to shell scripts via the command line upon invocation of the shell script.

Manipulating Binary Data Using The Korn Shell

In this post, I demonstrate via a number of working example scripts how to manipulate binary files and data using Korn Shell 93. I also compare and contrast how binary data is stored internally by the Korn Shell and the Z Shell.

The KSH93 Version String

In this short post, I explain the various parts of the ksh93 version string and show you some useful things you can do with the version string.

Dynamically Updating Xterm Title using Ksh93

In this post, I show you how to use a discipline function dynamically customize the title of your xterm window and your shell prompt