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Discussion on: Use the Modern Bash Shell on macOS

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Erik Weibust

Any killer features or fixes in the new version of bash that warrants the upgrade? Not that I'm opposed to shiny new things. Just curious.

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Brian P. Hogan Author

One of the bigger issues you run into is that some things that have worked on Ubuntu 16 and higher won't be compatible with your Mac. They use Bash 4, while macOS uses Bash 3.

Check out tiscase.edu/php/chet/bash/NEWS to learn what's happening in each version.