Can anybody tell me why Debian changed the default shell from bash to dash?
I run in different issues with the new shell and I would like to understand what's the cause for this change.
closed as not constructive by Sven♦, Dave M, mdpc, dunxd, Stefan Lasiewski Mar 6 '13 at 0:41
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From the Debian website:
The Debian Almquist Shell (dash) is a POSIX-compliant shell derived from ash.
Since it executes scripts faster than bash, and has fewer library dependencies (making it more robust against software or hardware failures), it is used as the default system shell on Debian systems.