I’m having a hard time with this because I don’t feel especially social right now. I get this way sometimes when I’m working on something new. In this case, the “something new” is figuring out the Z shell (or zsh), which I just learned Apple is going to deliver as the preferred Unix shell when they come out with their next major release of MacOS, Catalina (or 10.15, if you prefer). Most Mac users don’t really care about the Terminal, but there are times when it can save you time, and a lot of the stuff I like to do requires at least a working knowledge of it. The shell is the interface between the operating system and the user. There are about six shells delivered with Mac, and up to now the default one has been the Bourne Again Shell, or bash. I guess there are licensing issues with bash, which is why they’re switching. It’ll still be there, so I could switch back, but after working with zsh, I can’t see that happening.
I’m not an especially social person, anyway. I don’t think I ever was, even though I can be the life of the party. Mary’s not especially social, either; I guess that’s why we’ve gotten along so well.
And that’s really all I have to say…
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