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Discussion on: Differences Between MacOS and Linux Scripting

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Mark Smith

Nice article - yeah they are very similar in a lot of ways but every now and then I’ve run into commands that use slightly different flags, so I’ve ended up having to add conditionals that check the OS type and use the relevant flags.

I’m really not into zsh, I tried it for a while a year ago and really didn’t like it at all. Switched back to bash and was much happier. I guess it doesn’t make that much difference that the default shell has changed in OSX, it’s easy enough to set up bash for personal use, but it does make me wonder if the platform is long term the best developer platform (for me at least).