Shells are interactive, programmable command interpreters for Unix and GNU-Linux operating systems (OSs). They have text-only interfaces, have some of the properties of programming languages, and are often used for remote access to systems through telnet or SSH client programs.

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Plain-text FAQ with newsgroup links.
Windows ports of many of the popular GNU software tools, including the BASH and tcsh shells.
The Es Shell
A highly programmable shell inspired by the rc shell and scheme. Mailing list archives and source code.
Fake User SHell Interface (FUSHI)
A program which helps the user to learn the basics of Linux quickly. It keeps the user in a safe environment and allows him to learn effectively.
File Permissions Ninja
Online tool to convert different types of Unix file permissions.
A Unix environment for the VMS operating system, including a port of the bash shell.
HTML Shell
A platform for embedding Unix shell commands and complete shell scripts into a webpage.
Jsh Development Home
Development page for jsh, an OS independent shell with native Java support. Links to download source and binaries.
JSH Resources
Jsh advocacy page; hosts documentation, binaries and source for jsh, an OS independent shell with native Java support.
Unix-like command line interface for the Macintosh, modeled on csh.
MKS Toolkit
Ksh and Csh for Win32 environments, as well as a full development environment.
New Adventure Shell
Script written in ksh/bash/zsh which causes the user's shell to act like a text adventure game.
Psh Development Home
Development page for psh, a native Perl shell for Windows 95/98/2000 and POSIX operating systems. Documentation and mailing list archives available online, with source and binaries available for download.
Rc, the Plan 9 Shell
A paper by Tom Duff describing the rc shell for Plan 9 from Bell Labs and contrasting it to Unix's Bourne Shell.
Scheme Shell, broad-spectrum system programming environment for Unix, embedded in R5RS Scheme 48. Supports concurrent system programming, sophisticated I/O and automatic garbage collection for process resources.
Manual page for the original Unix First Edition shell.
Shell Overview
A high-level examination of the Unix shell.
Softpanorama Open Source University
Open content tutorials and other information on bash, ksh, and zsh.
V6 Thompson Shell Port
Sources, documentation and a blog for a port of the original Unix 6th Edition to modern Unix systems, with some backwards compatible enhancements and new utilities.
An emulator of OpenVMS's Digital Command Language for Windows and UNIX

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