Application name: GNU Bash (Bourne-again shell)
Platforms: Windows macOS Linux
Developer: The GNU Project
Division / Department: Department of Computer Science
Available to: Students and Faculty
Available in Labs: Architecture Lab (Adams 202)
Systems Lab (Adams 203)
Linux Lab (Adams 204)
Gaming and Graphics Lab (Adams 206)
Amphitheater (Adams 208)
Big Data Lab (Adams 019)
Website: Official Website


Bash is a popular Unix shell, widely installed as the system default command-line interface on many Linux distributions. The shell is an interactive interface for users to execute commands on the command line and is also used by various Unix processes and systems to execute commands and scripts.

Other common Unix shells include the Z shell (zsh), C shell (csh), tcsh (an improved variant of the C shell), and the Korn shell (ksh).