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comment Is dash or some other shell “faster” than bash?
I have posted it a few minutes ago, but that's more of a conclusion I would include in the original question, but found it would fit better in an answer.
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comment Is dash or some other shell “faster” than bash?
Shouldn't I add the text of my answer to the bottom of yours, to complement it, and then delete mine?
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comment Is dash or some other shell “faster” than bash?
And I have also tried with bash --posix, to no avail.
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I can't get this code to work in bash (and also ksh and zsh), only in dash, mksh, and pdksh. Bash I have tried 4.2.37(1)-release from Debian and 4.2.45(2)-release from a Porteus LiveCD (Slackware). Without null=, instead of outputting numbers, it works as if I pressed Return continuously, then I have to kill bash with SIGKILL.
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comment Is dash or some other shell “faster” than bash?
Your answer is very appreciated, but it seems you are measuring only how fast is the shell to startup, not really how fast it operates, right?
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@Mikel I thought it wasn't a builtin in dash, but it seems it is too. Fixed.
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comment Is dash or some other shell “faster” than bash?
@goldilocks I actually think it would perform better in a programing language, but the problem is that I only know shell scripting, which I learned by myself, and I'm very busy lately. This question about bash and dash has bugged me for a while, and I hope it is not off-topic here, or at least can be reworded not to sound off-topic.
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