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    bash&tcsh


    hi
    can annybody tell me the diference among bash and tcsh?
    How to swap from bash to tcsh and from tcsh to bash!!!

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    Hi.

    Comparison chart at link below ... cheers, drl

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...omputer_shells
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    thanks drl
    i think ill leep using bash.........just curious how to swap from bash to tcsh and from tcsh to bash???

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    Hi.

    To change temporarily in a session, one enters the name -- the shells are just commands themselves after all. So if you're using bash currently and wish to try tcsh, enter:
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    tcsh
    If you have done that, and wish to go back to the original shell in that session, enter command exit.

    On some systems you may need to install a particular shell. As you saw from the table, there are lots of shells. Because they are just commands (complex commands, I will admit), you can write your own shell -- it's simply a loop: issue a prompt, wait for user input, read a command, do the command, loop.

    To change your default login shell, see man chsh ... cheers, drl
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    thanks a lot drl for your help

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    when i try to run tcsh i get this

    jan@jan-desktop:~$ tcsh
    bash: tcsh: command not found
    jan@jan-desktop:~$

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    ok i alredy know why...i have bash only........

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    If you are going to be tinkering with shells, then I suggest you also take a look at zsh. Its tab completion is a lot more superior to bash and it has many features from other shells.

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    Yes, definitely zsh! (Gentoo users: don't forget to emerge zsh-completion)
    Acknowledged, it's more work to build a proper .zshrc, but it's worth making the effort.

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    ah dont warry....ill change a distro today...

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