Command-line shell

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From Unix shell:

A Unix shell is a command-line interpreter or shell that provides a traditional user interface for the Unix operating system and for Unix-like systems. Users direct the operation of the computer by entering commands as text for a command line interpreter to execute or by creating text scripts of one or more such commands.

This article is meant to be a general introduction to command shells. Existing shells should be briefly mention here.

See also

  • Evolution of shells in Linux on the IBM developerWorks
  • Goosh is the unofficial Google shell, which implements a shell interface over the commonly used Google search interface.