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According to this Wikipedia article: List of command-line interpreters there is more than a dozen command-line interpreters.

Which one is most efficient in a term of performance. Why should I use something else then standard bash?

I am not asking about "fundamental difference" between *NIX shells as I cannot find nothing about performance there.

I am simply asking if you run same code (if it's compatible) with different Shell interpreter on the same hardware, would it be some difference in performance?

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    If your script relies on the speed of interpretation of the shell, then you're letting the shell do too much, or you use the shell in the wrong way. – Kusalananda Sep 20 '17 at 12:47
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    Start up speed is one reason why /bin/sh on debian based system is dash. For more details, see for example Why this change was made? on ubuntu wiki. – sebasth Sep 20 '17 at 12:52
  • ksh93 is alleged to be faster than Bash while providing a similar feature set, from a scripting standpoint, but I don't know of a well-regarded shell benchmarking suite. I'm with Kusalananda: if you need it to be fast, why are you using shell? – Warren Young Sep 20 '17 at 13:31
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    Terms of what speed? Runtime? Development? Both aggregated over a script's lifetime? – roaima Sep 20 '17 at 13:34
  • @Kusalananda exactly! I just need to follow "general rules" of my company. As we use bash to write custom scripts for Icinga monitoring. I have figured that same script (with more or less same logic) that is written in php is about 300% faster! So because i need to follow these rules and to take care of server resources, I am asking with which interpreter I would get best performance – spaceman117X Sep 20 '17 at 13:41