FAQ 3.3 Is there a Perl shell?


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3.3: Is there a Perl shell?

The "psh" (Perl sh) is currently at version 1.8. The Perl Shell is a
shell that combines the interactive nature of a Unix shell with the
power of Perl. The goal is a full featured shell that behaves as
expected for normal shell activity and uses Perl syntax and
functionality for control-flow statements and other things. You can get
"psh" at http://sourceforge.net/projects/psh/ .

"Zoidberg" is a similar project and provides a shell written in perl,
configured in perl and operated in perl. It is intended as a login shell
and development environment. It can be found at
http://pardus-larus.student.utwente.nl/~pardus/projects/zoidberg/ or
your local CPAN mirror.

The "Shell.pm" module (distributed with Perl) makes Perl try commands
which aren't part of the Perl language as shell commands. "perlsh" from
the source distribution is simplistic and uninteresting, but may still
be what you want.


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