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The MirBSD Korn Shell (mksh) is an actively developed free implementation of the Korn Shell programming language and a successor to the Public Domain Korn Shell (pdksh).
- MirOS License
Portable OpenBSD ksh, or oksh, is based on pdksh.
- public domain
PowerShell Core is a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) automation and configuration tool/framework that works well with your existing tools and is optimized for dealing with structured data (e.g. JSON, CSV, XML, etc.), REST APIs, and object models. It includes a command-line shell, an associated scripting language and a framework for processing cmdlets.
- MIT/X11 License
Scsh is an open-source Unix shell embedded within Scheme, running on all major Unix platforms. It is a variant of Scheme 48 designed for writing real-life standalone Unix programs and shell scripts.
- Revised BSD License
Zsh is a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language. Many of the useful features of bash, ksh, and tcsh were incorporated into zsh; many original features were added.
- Zsh License + GPL