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24.4 Configuring the shell to run

This section applies only on UNIX and UNIX-based systems, including Mac OS X.

By default, the Shell tool runs the UNIX command shell known as bash. If you would rather use a different shell (such as csh, tcsh, ksh, etc.), or if you do not have bash available on your UNIX system, then change the value of the variable editor:*shell-shell*, which has the value nil by default. This means that the Shell tool will use the value of the variable ESHELL or SHELL if set, or one of "/bin/sh" (system V) and "/bin/csh" (otherwise).

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Macintosh version) - 12 Feb 2015