See How To Install Bash 4.4 On Your Linux Distro

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Not too long ago we posted an article on the new Bash 4.4 and its new features. Today, we are going to guide you through the installation process., but before we begin, make sure you have all the  installation process, make sure that you’ve got everything needed. Just in case you don’t have build-essential package, follow these steps:

In case you don’t yet have all the prerequisite build-essential packages just follow the steps below depending n your distro:

Installing GNU Bash 4.4:

On Debian and Ubuntu (and their derivatives) run this command:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

On Fedora and Red Hat run this command:

sudo yum groupinstall “Development Tools” “Legacy Software Development”

After the packages are done installing, head over to the GNU’s FTP servers and fetch the required source packages by running this command:

wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/bash-4.4.tar.gz

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Next, compile the source package and install it. To do this, run all the commands below one by one:

tar xf bash-4.4.tar.gz
cd bash-4.4
./configure

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make
sudo make install
sh

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We hope you found this guide helpful? Feel free to drop your feedback in the comments section below.

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