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What is GNU Bash?

The Bourne Again SHell is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard.
GNU Bash is a tool in the Shells category of a tech stack.

Who uses GNU Bash?

Companies
74 companies reportedly use GNU Bash in their tech stacks, including elabftw, AgFlow, and SecurityScorecard.

Developers
168 developers on StackShare have stated that they use GNU Bash.

GNU Bash Integrations

Codecov, Homebrew, iTerm2, Zsh (Z shell), and AWK are some of the popular tools that integrate with GNU Bash. Here's a list of all 15 tools that integrate with GNU Bash.

Why developers like GNU Bash?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use GNU Bash
GNU Bash Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose GNU Bash in their tech stack.

Justin Dorfman
Justin Dorfman
Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 3 upvotes · 4.8K views
GNU Bash
GNU Bash
GitHub
GitHub
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Git
Git

I use Git mostly inside of Visual Studio Code nowadays. They built it in, no Extension needed. The one Git related extension I did install was "GitHub Pull Requests" which does exactly what it says.

I still use GNU Bash for commands like git branch git checkout git status or git reset --hard origin/master when I need to just start over.

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Justin Dorfman
Justin Dorfman
Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 3 upvotes · 2.4K views
Linux
Linux
GNU Bash
GNU Bash
Windows 10
Windows 10
macOS
macOS

I have been using macOS for 12 years. I can't imagine switching to another operating system since I have all of my hotkeys memorized. Windows 10 has made some drastic improvements like adding GNU Bash/Linux to win developers over from unix-like systems, I just don't feel it is there yet. Maybe I'll give it a shot next time I need a new laptop. 🤷‍♂️

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Omid Farhang
Omid Farhang
Sr. Full Stack Developer · | 2 upvotes · 1.6K views
Oh My ZSH
Oh My ZSH
GNU Bash
GNU Bash

Recently I've switched from GNU Bash to Oh My ZSH and I'm happy with the way I can customize the environment, picking between options by tab and seeing git status or hardware status while typing commands and a beautiful UI that's easy on eyes. Also ability to turn-off case-sensitivity comes in handy. I don't think if I will go back!

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Justin Dorfman
Justin Dorfman
Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 1 upvotes · 1.4K views
Alfred
Alfred
GNU Bash
GNU Bash

I use GNU Bash because it helps me get the job done. While I don't code as much as I use to, I still use the terminal daily to run commands that help me get things done faster than I can using a GUI/Mouse.

What's great is you can use Bash with Alfred so you can have the best of both worlds.

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GNU Bash's Features

  • Command line editing
  • Unlimited size command history
  • Job Control
  • Shell Functions and Aliases
  • Indexed arrays of unlimited size
  • Integer arithmetic in any base from two to sixty-four

GNU Bash Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to GNU Bash?
PHP
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JavaScript
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Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
HTML5
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GNU Bash's Followers
108 developers follow GNU Bash to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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