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Korn shell

[′kȯrn ‚shel]
(computer science)
An enhanced version of the Bourne shell used in Unix systems.

Korn Shell

(ksh) A command interpreter for Unix.

SKsh is an AmigaDos-specific version and pdksh is a free Unix version.

Korn shell

A command line processor for Unix that adds extensions to the Bourne shell. It includes many C shell functions, but is supported by more versions of Unix than C shell. See Bourne shell, bash shell, C shell and Unix.
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Experience writing Unix Kornshell scripts to automate database operation;
Scripting languages and familiar tools ensure that the valuable programming expertise of UNIX developers, and the power of commands such as scp, sftp, secure X, KornShell, CShell, awk, telnet server, xterm, rsh, rlogin, secure utilities and Perl, do not have to be discarded when Windows systems are introduced into a UNIX environment.
Intended for home and small business PC users, this resource provides 186 Bourne-type shell scripts and functions tested on bash version 2, pdksh, KornShell 93, and ash.
Along with adding more features as listed in the ksh93 specification and providing the ability to save and restore the Kornshell environment the new MKS Kornshell claims performance gains of up to 200% in terms of initial start up as well as in running scripts and script based applications.