FAQ: Is there a Perl shell?

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3.3: Is there a Perl shell?

    The psh (Perl sh) is currently at version 1.8. The Perl Shell is a shell
    that combines the interactive nature of a Unix shell with the power of
    Perl. The goal is a full featured shell that behaves as expected for
    normal shell activity and uses Perl syntax and functionality for
    control-flow statements and other things. You can get psh at
    http://www.focusresearch.com/gregor/psh/ .

    Zoidberg is a similar project and provides a shell written in perl,
    configured in perl and operated in perl. It is intended as a login shell
    and development environment. It can be found at http://zoidberg.sf.net /
    or your local CPAN mirror.

    The Shell.pm module (distributed with Perl) makes Perl try commands
    which aren't part of the Perl language as shell commands. perlsh from
    the source distribution is simplistic and uninteresting, but may still
    be what you want.


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