Using CSH & Tcsh

Using CSH & Tcsh

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by Paul DuBois, Paul DuBois
     
 

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If you use UNIX, you probably use csh to type commands even if you've never heard of it. It's the standard shell (command line) on most UNIX systems. tcsh is an enhanced version that's freely available and highly recommended.Using csh & tcsh describes from the beginning how to use these shells interactively. More important, it shows how to get

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If you use UNIX, you probably use csh to type commands even if you've never heard of it. It's the standard shell (command line) on most UNIX systems. tcsh is an enhanced version that's freely available and highly recommended.Using csh & tcsh describes from the beginning how to use these shells interactively. More important, it shows how to get your work done faster with less typing. Even if you've used UNIX for years, techniques described in this book can make you more efficient.You'll learn how to:

  • Make your prompt tell you where you are (no more pwd)
  • Use what you've typed before (history)
  • Type long command lines with very few keystrokes (command and filename completion)
  • Remind yourself of filenames when in the middle of typing a command
  • Edit a botched command instead of retyping it
This book does not cover programming or script writing in csh ortcsh because the tasks are better done with a different shell, such as sh (the Bourne shell) or a language like Perl.

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The csh and tcsh shells are repeatedly used whey typing UNIX commands. This spiffy efficiency guide shows you how to do more with less! New habits will let you type less with techniques like reusing previously typed phrases, using aliases, ways to abbreviate file names, special characters, command substitution, etc. Appendix shows you how to get tsch 6.06 via ftp, and how to install and build tsch. There is also a quick ref for csh and tsch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565921320
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/08/1995
Series:
Nutshell Handbooks Series
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.59(d)

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is one of the primary contributors to the MySQL Reference Manual, a renowned online manual that has supported MySQL administrators and database developers for years, now available in an attractive paper format from the O'Reilly Community Press. He is also the author of Using csh & tcsh and Software Portability with imake by O'Reilly, as well as MySQL and MySQL and Perl for the Web by New Riders.

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