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Mark Smith • Edited

In the early days of my career I used csh, but back then I hardly even knew what a shell was, then I started using bash, and at some point I went down the oh-my-zsh rabbit whole because it was trendy, but apart from a few interesting aliases, and maybe the prompt with a few nice bits of info, I hated it. I found everything counter intuitive and unobvious. So I got rid of that and installed fresh bash totally stock, and setup some dot files with my own aliases, it’s simple, minimalist, works everywhere, I find all the commands much more obvious to me.

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Mark Smith • Edited

Sorry for the typos, my iOS device is constantly “correcting” words when I’m not looking.

Promo should be prompt

Update: I found the edit button, few.

As for scripting ... bash all the way! It feels very antiquated (if you are used to Nodejs/python/PHP etc) at first but the manual is very short, and once you know a few key concepts it’s rather straight forward