GNU Bash vs VBScript: What are the differences?
Developers describe GNU Bash as "Functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use". 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. On the other hand, VBScript is detailed as "An Active Scripting language that is modeled on Visual Basic". It is an Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic. It allows Microsoft Windows system administrators to generate powerful tools for managing computers with error handling, subroutines, and other advanced programming constructs.
GNU Bash can be classified as a tool in the "Shells" category, while VBScript is grouped under "Languages".
Some of the features offered by GNU Bash are:
- Command line editing
- Unlimited size command history
- Job Control
On the other hand, VBScript provides the following key features:
- Typeless Variable Declaration
- Runtime Execution
- Similar Syntax to BASIC languages
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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!