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Using csh & tcsh

by "dubois, Paul", Paul Dubois

O'Reilly Media | July 11, 1995 | Trade Paperback

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If you use UNIX, you probably usecshto type commands even if you''ve never heard of it. It''s the standard shell (command line) on most UNIX systems.tcshis an enhanced version that''s freely available and highly recommended.Using csh & tcshdescribes 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 incshortcshbecause the tasks are better done with a different shell, such assh(the Bourne shell) or a language like Perl.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 244 pages, 3.62 × 2.76 × 0.23 in

Published: July 11, 1995

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1565921321

ISBN - 13: 9781565921320

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Using csh & tcsh

by "dubois, Paul", Paul Dubois

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 244 pages, 3.62 × 2.76 × 0.23 in

Published: July 11, 1995

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1565921321

ISBN - 13: 9781565921320

About the Book

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" or "tcsh" because the tasks are better done with a different shell, such as "sh" (the Bourne shell) or a language like Perl.

Table of Contents

Preface Part I: Learning the Basics Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: A Shell Primer Chapter 3: Using the Shell Effectively Part II: Becoming More Efficient Chapter 4: The Shell Startup Files Chapter 5: Setting Up Your Terminal Chapter 6: Using Your Command History Chapter 7: The tcsh Command-Line Editor Chapter 8: Using Aliases To Create Command Shortcuts Chapter 9: File-Naming Shortcuts Chapter 10: Filename and Programmed Completion Chapter 11: Quoting and Special Characters Chapter 12: Using Commands To Generate Arguments Chapter 13: Navigating the File System Chapter 14: Keeping Track of Where You Are Chapter 15: Job Control Part III: Appendixes Obtaining and Installing tcsh csh and tcsh Quick Reference Other Sources of Information Colophon

From the Publisher

If you use UNIX, you probably usecshto type commands even if you''ve never heard of it. It''s the standard shell (command line) on most UNIX systems.tcshis an enhanced version that''s freely available and highly recommended.Using csh & tcshdescribes 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 incshortcshbecause the tasks are better done with a different shell, such assh(the Bourne shell) or a language like Perl.

From the Jacket

If you use UNIX, you probably use csh to type commands, even if you''ve never heard it. It''s the standard shell (command line) on most UNIX systems. tcsh is an enhanced version of csh that''s freely available and highly recommended. Using csh & tcsh describes how to use these shells interactively from the beginning. More importantly, it shows how to get more work done with less typing. Even if you''ve used UNIX for years, the 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, and let the computer correct command spelling for you. This book does not cover programming or script writing in csh or tsch because these tasks are better done with a different shell, such as sh (the Bourne shell) or a language like Perl.

About the Author

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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Using csh & tcsh describes from the beginning how to use csh--the standard shell on most UNIX systems--interactively. More importantly, it shows the reader how to get work done faster with less typing
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