TIL #19 - 2019-01-20

Published on 2019-01-20

Today I learned about the extremely old version of bash that is included in macOS - it's from 2007!

With all the security exploits going around you would imagine that a version of bash that is over 10 years old would raise some flags.

First question is though: how many people actually use Terminal or bash on their macOS system? Second: how many people use Terminal but have replaced bash?

Personally I use iTerm2 and zsh with Oh My Zsh.

Apparently the old version of bash in macOS is because of some licensing issue. Read the article to get the details.