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Package: mksh (39.3-1ubuntu3) [universe]

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Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):

  • Thorsten Glaser

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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MirBSD Korn Shell

mksh is the MirBSD enhanced version of the Public Domain Korn shell (pdksh), a Bourne-compatible shell which is largely similar to the original AT&T Korn shell; mksh is the only pdksh derivate currently being actively developed. It includes bug fixes and feature improvements, in order to produce a modern, robust shell good for interactive and especially script use. mksh has UTF-8 support (in substring operations and the Emacs editing mode) and, while R39c corresponds to OpenBSD 4.6-current ksh (without GNU bash-like PS1 and fancy character classes), adheres to SUSv4 and is much more robust. The code has been cleaned up and simplified, bugs fixed, standards compliance added, and several enhancements (for extended compatibility to other modern shells – as well as a couple of its own) are available. This shell is Debian Policy 10.4 compliant and may be used as /bin/sh on Debian systems.

The mksh-static binary is a version of mksh, linked against dietlibc (if dietlibc exists for that Debian architecture), and optimised for small code size, for example for use on initrd or initramfs images, installation or rescue systems.

A sample ~/.mkshrc is included in /usr/share/doc/mksh/examples and provided as /etc/skel/.mkshrc conffile.

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  • dep: libbsd0 (>= 0.0)
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  • dep: libc6 (>= 2.11)
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  • sug: ed
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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 330.1 kB652.0 kB [list of files]
i386 300.3 kB592.0 kB [list of files]