I went to ask a question about Dash (/bin/sh) in Ubuntu to find that "dash" is being used to describe problems with Unity's Dash interface.

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    As dash is the default shell for scripting, many of these could probably be tagged shell-scripting. Commented Jan 24, 2012 at 17:45
  • I'm not a power user and sometimes this site makes me feel like a new-born noob, but my guess is 50 to 60% of the users might understand that, but for users like me we would never put Dash with shell-scripting. I guess that's why people edit tags.
    – lqlarry
    Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 4:09
  • Actually, there's no such thing as a default shell for shell scripting. It just depends on the shebang line. In my case, my default is: #!/bin/bash. Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 23:16
  • Just to let you know there is the dash shell. Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 8:21

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Why not dash-shell? That seems to me to be rather destriptive without being over-generic (shell-scripting).

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