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Does bash come with knoppix 7 and if not is it hard to install?

I am just learning linux and it seems everyone is suggesting to use bash to learn the command line stuff, but I can't seem to find bash in knoppix 7. (I have found a couple of other terminals, but not bash.)

Thanks in advance for the help!!!

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What 'alternatives' do you think you have? Because I'm almost certain it's in there, and you probably confuse a terminal emulator (konsole, gnome-terminal, xterm, et al.) with what runs in it (bash/dash/ksh/etc.) – Wrikken Dec 13 '12 at 19:03
This question isn't particularly related to programming. Having said that: Bash is a shell, not a terminal. Just try typing bash at a command prompt. You're probably already using it. – larsks Dec 13 '12 at 19:06
bash is the default shell for most, perhaps all, Linux distributions. Launch any terminal and type echo $BASH_VERSION. Also, grep $USER /etc/passwd will show you what your default login shell is (it's the last field of the output). – Keith Thompson Dec 13 '12 at 19:07
Almost every desktop-oriented Linux distribution I've seen recently at least has bash available, and it's usually the default. That may not be true on some of the minimalist or embedded or other extremely specialized distributions, though. – twalberg Dec 13 '12 at 19:07
The prompt may or may not include the word "bash". It's determined by the value of $PS1. – Keith Thompson Dec 13 '12 at 19:07

Does bash come with knoppix 7

bash comes with every popular Linux desktop distribution.

Knoppix 7.04 includes bash 4.2 according to DistroWatch

is it hard to install?

The easiest way to install a software package is to use the distro's package manager. There's probably a GUI installer but I'd open a terminal window and type

sudo apt-get install bash

So long as the computer is connected to the internet, that is all you need to do.

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