Get more Shell/Terminal power into OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ChrisBuchholz, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. ChrisBuchholz macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm an Linux user who also happens to use OS X, and I love that you have shell functionality in Mac OS X, but unfortunately, it is, to me anyways, pretty limited when you are coming from Linux.
    I understand that the Terminal (and bash) that is bundled with Snow Leopard is using some "old" version of bash, and I wonder if there is some way to get more bash power in? Maybe an alternative shell that contains more packages and gets updated more frequently or something?

    In the essentials, just getting more raw power in to the terminal - like vanilla linux.

    Have a nice one,
    ChrisBuchholz
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    Is there a specific feature you're looking for? You can upgrade some packages.
     
  3. ChrisBuchholz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, it really just occured to me that I noticed the lag of wget. But that I had in mind, was more like an "complete" packages, if you get what I'm saying?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    wget has nothing to do with an "old" version of the shell. It's a stand-alone piece of software.

    With that out of the way I suggest you look at darwinports and/or fink
     
  5. ChrisBuchholz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is what i meant with "bundled packages" ;)
     

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