(sh) The original command-line interpreter shell and script language for Unix, written by S.R. Bourne of Bell Laboratories in 1978. sh was superseded for interactive use by the Berkeley C shell, csh but is still widely used for writing shell scripts.There were even earlier shells, see glob. [Details?] bash is a widely used reimplementation of sh. ash is a Bourne shell clone. ["Unix Time-Sharing System: The Unix Shell", S.R. Bourne, Bell Sys Tech J 57(6):1971-1990, Jul 1978].
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