Last change: Jens Syckor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sat Jul 5 09:00:00 2003 UTC
first port for freemint
A shell is a basic system program which interprets user's keyboard commands. The ash shell is a clone of Berkeley's Bourne shell (sh). Ash supports all of the standard sh shell commands, but is considerably smaller than sh. The ash shell lacks some Bourne shell features (for example, command-line histories), but it uses a lot less memory.
You should install ash if you need a lightweight shell with many of the same capabilities as the sh shell.