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Making sure you are on a Bash shell #1033

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mnGopher opened this issue Sep 12, 2019 · 1 comment

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commented Sep 12, 2019

Hi,

in your 'introduction the shell' unit, there is a section called "The Shell" where you mention that the lesson applies to the Bash shell. The assumption is that the students will be using a Bash shell, but why don't you use the command ps to confirm that the actual shell they are using is Bash. thanks, yectli

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commented Sep 17, 2019

This is briefly alluded to in the Setup section:

The default Unix Shell for Linux operating systems is usually Bash. On most versions of Linux, it is accessible by running the (Gnome) Terminal or (KDE) Konsole or xterm, which can be found via the applications menu or the search bar. If your machine is set up to use something other than bash, you can run it by opening a terminal and typing bash.

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like it would be a very rare scenario for a learner to be using a unix shell other than bash. It might be better for an instructor/helper to deal with such cases individually if they come up.

A downside of having everyone do this check as part of episode 1 would be that the output of ps could be intimidatingly opaque to novices.

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