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Kernels and shells.

Does a kernel already come with a shell (command interpreter) in it? Or is that something you have to add? When asking this question, I'm refering to the latest Linux kernel (2.6.7).

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  • johnsonmejohnsonme Posts: 57Member
    Surely a kernel comes with a shell.
  • kcmkcm Posts: 1Member
    : Does a kernel already come with a shell (command interpreter) in it? Or is that something you have to add? When asking this question, I'm refering to the latest Linux kernel (2.6.7).
    :
    i think in unix families kernel is separate from shell
  • : : Does a kernel already come with a shell (command interpreter) in it? Or is that something you have to add? When asking this question, I'm refering to the latest Linux kernel (2.6.7).
    : i think in unix families kernel is separate from shell

    Yes, that's correct.
    Shell is NOT included into kernel - there is no need to do that. The kernel itself is useless until there's a program which can make use of it.

    The most popular Linux shells are: Bash (Bourne-Again Shell), Korn and some C-shells (csh, tcsh, zsh). Every Linux distribution includes the first one.

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    Piotr Horzycki, Poland
    e-mail: mediaworks at tlen.pl
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