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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, 9.19 × 7 × 0.59 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

Using csh & tcsh

by "dubois, Paul", Paul Dubois

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 244 pages, 9.19 × 7 × 0.59 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; Intended Audience; Scope of This Handbook; How To Read This Handbook; Conventions Used in This Handbook; Comments and Corrections; Acknowledgments; Part I: Learning the Basics; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Using the Examples; 1.2 Selecting a Login Shell; 1.3 Before You Read Further; Chapter 2: A Shell Primer; 2.1 Entering Commands; 2.2 Command Input and Output; 2.3 Files and Directories; 2.4 Combining Commands; 2.5 Running Commands in the Background; 2.6 When Do Spaces Matter?; 2.7 The Shell Startup Files; Chapter 3: Using the Shell Effectively; 3.1 Using Filenames; 3.2 Reusing and Editing Commands; 3.3 Creating Command Shortcuts; 3.4 Using Command Substitution; 3.5 Navigating the File System; 3.6 Using Your Prompt; 3.7 Using Job Control; Part II: Becoming More Efficient; Chapter 4: The Shell Startup Files; 4.1 Startup and Shutdown Files; 4.2 Getting To Know .cshrc and .login; 4.3 Modifying .cshrc and .login; 4.4 Using Variables; 4.5 Organizing Your Startup Files; 4.6 The .logout File; Chapter 5: Setting Up Your Terminal; 5.1 Identifying Your Terminal Settings; 5.2 What the Settings Mean; 5.3 Changing Your Terminal Settings; 5.4 Did Your Terminal Stop Working?; Chapter 6: Using Your Command History; 6.1 The History List; 6.2 Reviewing Your History; 6.3 Using Commands from Your History; 6.4 Event Specifiers; 6.5 Word Designators; 6.6 Event Modifiers; 6.7 Making History Persist Across Login Sessions; Chapter 7: The tcsh Command-Line Editor; 7.1 Editing a Command; 7.2 C
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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.

From Our Editors

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