SUMMARY: ksh for SunOS 4.1.3

From: Jim Napier (
Date: Tue Oct 08 1996 - 12:31:07 CDT

Got quite a few quick answers on this one. The suggestions were:

1. Get the latest version of pdksh from
   For those who mentioned that 5.2.8 was available at this site,
   you should know that the latest version there is now 5.2.11.
2. Get the ATT version of PKSH, which is supposed to be freely
   available to educational institutions, and I've discovered costs
   only $149 if you have to buy it. The URL for info on PKSH is I've sent
   mail to the address on this URL, but have not heard back yet
   on getting PKSH free.
3. Run GNU Bash, which has many ksh features and is available at
   any one of a billion GNU distribution sites. You should make sure
   to get the newest version. I believe there was some sort of security
   hole in a previous release.

All of these solutions work for me. Thanks to the following people
who responded:

Mark Belanger <>
Colin J. Wynne <>
Wis Macomson <>
Ric Anderson <>
John Justin Hough <>
Stephen Harris <>
Claus Assmann <>
Richard Pieri <>

My original post:

 Anyone know of a good ksh implementation for SunOS 4.1.3? I've gotten a
 copy of pdksh by Simon Gerraty, which looks suitable but hasn't seen a
 release in the last few years. Is this the best thing going for SunOS
 4.x? Thanks.

  Jim Napier
  Systems Administration (619)534-5212
  School of Engineering
  UC San Diego

    "Man is nature's way of demonstrating that a little knowledge can
     be dangerous."

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