Current status of the Oil shell

Conclusions

In its current state, the Oil shell only supports a subset of Bash's capabilities, making the more mature Bash shell, which is preinstalled on most Unix-like systems, a more practical choice. In addition, the Oil language's properties sound interesting, but a working implementation is currently not available.

If you want to find out more about the Oil project, you will need to read numerous blog posts that contain virtually no concrete information about the Oil shell, but instead look into the reasons for its development. Given its current state of development, the Oil shell will take a few more years before it is ready for practical use.

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