The Tcsh package contains “an enhanced but completely compatible version of the Berkeley Unix C shell (csh)”. This is useful as an alternative shell for those who prefer C syntax to that of the bash shell, and also because some programs require the C shell in order to perform installation tasks.
Download (HTTP): http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/utils/shells/tcsh/tcsh-6.14.00.tar.gz
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/unix/shells/tcsh/tcsh-6.14.00.tar.gz
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Download size: 859 KB
Estimated disk space required: 9 MB
Estimated build time: 0.2 SBU
Install Tcsh by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --bindir=/bin && make && sh ./tcsh.man2html
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the root user:
make install && make install.man && ln -v -sf tcsh /bin/csh && ln -v -sf tcsh.1 /usr/man/man1/csh.1 && install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/tcsh-6.14.00/html && install -v -m644 tcsh.html/* /usr/share/doc/tcsh-6.14.00/html && install -v -m644 FAQ /usr/share/doc/tcsh-6.14.00
--bindir=/bin: This installs the tcsh program in /bin instead of /usr/bin.
sh ./tcsh.man2html: This creates HTML documentation from the formatted man page.
ln -v -sf tcsh /bin/csh: The FHS states that if there is a C shell installed, there should be a symlink from /bin/csh to it. This creates that symlink.
There are numerous configuration files for the C shell. Examples of these are /etc/csh.cshrc, /etc/csh.login, /etc/csh.logout, ~/.tcshrc, ~/.cshrc, ~/.history, ~/.cshdirs, ~/.login, and ~/.logout. More information on these files can be found in the tcsh(1) man page.
Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600