The Debian Almquist Shell (dash) is a POSIX-compliant shell derived
Since it executes scripts faster than bash, and has fewer library
dependencies (making it more robust against software or hardware
failures), it is used as the default system shell on Debian systems.
Building with the diet libc
This package optionally can be built with the diet libc instead of the
glibc to provide small statically linked programs. The resulting package
has no dependency on any other package.
To use the diet libc, make sure the latest versions of the dietlibc-dev
package is installed, and set DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=diet in the environment
Dash sources for Debian
The dash Debian package sources are available through git, and
through 'apt-get source dash'. Getting the sources through git
should be preferred:
# apt-get install git # if not yet done
$ git clone http://smarden.org/git/dash.git/
$ cd dash
After cloning the repository, you have checked out the debian-sid
branch, ready to be used by dpkg-bu
dash (0.5.5.1-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* The default system shell (/bin/sh) has been changed to dash for
new installations. When upgrading existing installations, the
system shell will not be changed automatically.
* One can see what the current default system shell on this machine
is by running 'readlink /bin/sh'.
* Change it by running 'dpkg-reconfigure dash'.
-- Luk Cla
.\" Copyright (c) 1991, 1993
.\" The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
2011-07-08 Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Release 0.5.7.
2011-07-07 Herbert Xu <her
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