MKS Tool kit copies request

Suhaib M. Siddiqi Ssiddiqi@InspirePharm.Com
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999

>> From: Jason Zions <>
>> As for Dave Korn claiming that only U/WIN has a "real" KornShell, this
>I'm not sure he's ever claimed this. He did point out to MS that
>the version they plan to ship isn't very compatible with most
>current implementations.

Yes he had claimed that on a few occasions on U/WIN users mailing list, a
while ago.

>I've never heard Korn speak on the subject, so I've no idea if this
>reasonably reflects his views. The Korn shell has been standardized,
>in XPG4 at least if not POSIX, and the version marketed by MKS has
>long had the reputation of being about the least compatible Korn
>shell available on any platform. I've never used it, I've no idea
>how accurate that characterization was back then, and I don't know if
>they've brought it more closely into line since it was standardized.

Ksh in MKS Tool kit's ksh is not bad for normal scripting tasks.  Most of
the ksh features are implemented, at least all the standards.

>Why pay money for a commercial product with a poor reputation when
>pdksh is available?

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