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Bourne Shell

The Bourne shell is a command processor and scripting language for Unix-like operating systems. It was developed by Stephen Bourne at AT&T Bell Laboratories to be the default interactive user interface for the Unix system, replacing the Thompson shell. Released in 1977, it is written in C and provides an intuitive syntax for executing commands, creating scripts to automate tasks, manipulating files, and managing system resources. Although many alternative shells have been developed over the years (such as KornShell and Bash), The Bourne Shell remains part of UNIX systems today under different names such as "sh" or "Bourne Again Shell" (bash).

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