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Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 30, '01 08:40:00PM

someone on another bulletin board i read mentioned that you could also use a .cshrc file - will tcsh pick up on that and use the file?


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Authored by: iMike on Mar 31, '01 08:11:37AM
As per page 164 of "Essential System Administration" by Aeleen Frisch,

"tcsh The C shell initialization files, .login and .cshrc, are supported for com-
patibility, although .tcshrc is preferred for the latter."
Use .tcshrc instead of .cshrc, in case the above quote is unclear. 8^)
.cshrc is used for C shells rather than T shells.


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Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 03, '01 07:13:59AM

Well, the tcsh shell is a superset of the csh shell. It's called the Turbo C Shell (it has other names in the 't' bit depending on who you talk to) because it's an expanded c shell.

.cshrc's should work with tcsh, but .tcshrc's won't work with csh - I know, I've tried. (I've got the same .tcshrc that I've used since I was 16.)

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