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Bash Reference Manual
This text is a brief description of the features that are present in
the Bash shell.
This is Edition 2.5a, last updated 13 November 2001,
of The GNU Bash Reference Manual,
Bash, Version 2.05a.
Copyright (C) 1997, 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.
Bash contains features that appear in other popular shells, and some
features that only appear in Bash. Some of the shells that Bash has
borrowed concepts from are the Bourne Shell (`sh'), the Korn Shell
(`ksh'), and the C-shell (`csh' and its successor,
`tcsh'). The following menu breaks the features up into
categories based upon which one of these other shells inspired the
This manual is meant as a brief introduction to features found in
Bash. The Bash manual page should be used as the definitive
reference on shell behavior.
|7. Job Control|| ||A chapter describing what job control is
and how Bash allows you to use it.|
|Concept Index|| ||General index for concepts described in