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TCSH(1)								       TCSH(1)

NAME
       tcsh - C	shell with file	name completion	and command line editing

SYNOPSIS
       tcsh [-bcdefFimnqstvVxX]	[-Dname[=value]] [arg ...]
       tcsh -l

DESCRIPTION
       tcsh  is	 an enhanced but completely compatible version of the Berkeley
       UNIX C shell, csh(1).  It is a command language interpreter usable both
       as an interactive login shell and a shell script	command	processor.  It
       includes	a command-line editor  (see  The  command-line	editor),  pro-
       grammable  word	completion (see	Completion and listing), spelling cor-
       rection (see Spelling correction), a  history  mechanism	 (see  History
       substitution),  job  control  (see  Jobs) and a C-like syntax.  The NEW
       FEATURES	section	describes major	 enhancements  of  tcsh	 over  csh(1).
       Throughout  this	 manual,  features  of	tcsh  not found	in most	csh(1)
       implementations (specifically, the 4.4BSD csh) are labeled with	`(+)',
       and features which are present in csh(1)	but not	usually	documented are
       labeled with `(u)'.

   Argument list processing
       If the first argument (argument 0) to the shell is `-'  then  it	 is  a
       login shell.  A login shell can be also specified by invoking the shell
       with the	-l flag	as the only argument.

       The rest	of the flag arguments are interpreted as follows:

       -b  Forces a ``break'' from  option  processing,	 causing  any  further
	   shell arguments to be treated as non-option arguments.  The remain-
	   ing arguments will not be interpreted as shell options.   This  may
	   be used to pass options to a	shell script without confusion or pos-
	   sible subterfuge.  The shell	will not  run  a  set-user  ID	script
	   without this	option.

       -c  Commands  are  read	from  the  following  argument	(which must be
	   present, and	must be	a single  argument),  stored  in  the  command
	   shell  variable  for	 reference, and	executed.  Any remaining argu-
	   ments are placed in the argv	shell variable.

       -d  The shell loads the directory stack from  ~/.cshdirs	 as  described
	   under Startup and shutdown, whether or not it is a login shell. (+)

       -Dname[=value]
	   Sets	the environment	variable name to value.	(Domain/OS only) (+)

       -e  The shell exits if any invoked  command  terminates	abnormally  or
	   yields a non-zero exit status.

       -f  The	shell  does not	load any resource or startup files, or perform
	   any command hashing,	and thus starts	faster.

       -F  The shell uses fork(2) instead of vfork(2) to spawn processes. (+)

       -i  The shell is	interactive and	prompts	for its	top-level input,  even
	   if it appears to not	be a terminal.	Shells are interactive without
	   this	option if their	inputs and outputs are terminals.

       -l  The shell is	a login	shell.	Applicable only	if -l is the only flag
	   specified.

       -m  The	shell loads ~/.tcshrc even if it does not belong to the	effec-
	   tive	user.  Newer versions of su(1) can pass	-m to the shell. (+)

       -n  The shell parses commands but does not execute them.	 This aids  in
	   debugging shell scripts.

       -q  The shell accepts SIGQUIT (see Signal handling) and behaves when it
	   is used under a debugger.  Job control is disabled. (u)

       -s  Command input is taken from the standard input.

       -t  The shell reads and executes	a single line of input.	 A `\' may  be
	   used	 to  escape  the  newline at the end of	this line and continue
	   onto	another	line.

       -v  Sets	the verbose shell variable, so that command  input  is	echoed
	   after history substitution.

       -x  Sets	 the  echo shell variable, so that commands are	echoed immedi-
	   ately before	execution.

       -V  Sets	the verbose shell variable even	before executing ~/.tcshrc.

       -X  Is to -x as -V is to	-v.

       --help
	   Print a help	message	on the standard	output and exit. (+)

       --version
	   Print the version/platform/compilation options on the standard out-
	   put	and  exit.   This information is also contained	in the version
	   shell variable. (+)

       After processing	of flag	arguments, if arguments	remain but none	of the
       -c,  -i,	 -s,  or -t options were given,	the first argument is taken as
       the name	of a file of commands, or ``script'',  to  be  executed.   The
       shell opens this	file and saves its name	for possible resubstitution by
       `$0'.  Because many systems use either the standard version 6  or  ver-
       sion  7	shells whose shell scripts are not compatible with this	shell,
       the shell uses such a `standard'	shell to execute a script whose	 first
       character is not	a `#', i.e., that does not start with a	comment.

       Remaining arguments are placed in the argv shell	variable.

   Startup and shutdown
       A  login	 shell	begins	by  executing  commands	 from the system files
       /etc/csh.cshrc and /etc/csh.login.   It	then  executes	commands  from
       files  in  the  user's  home  directory:	 first	~/.tcshrc  (+)	or, if
       ~/.tcshrc is not	found, ~/.cshrc, then ~/.history (or the value of  the
       histfile	shell variable), then ~/.login,	and finally ~/.cshdirs (or the
       value of	 the  dirsfile	shell  variable)  (+).	 The  shell  may  read
       /etc/csh.login  before  instead	of  after /etc/csh.cshrc, and ~/.login
       before instead of after ~/.tcshrc or ~/.cshrc  and  ~/.history,	if  so
       compiled; see the version shell variable. (+)

       Non-login  shells read only /etc/csh.cshrc and ~/.tcshrc	or ~/.cshrc on
       startup.

       For examples of startup	files,	please	consult	 http://tcshrc.source-
       forge.net.

       Commands	 like  stty(1)	and  tset(1),  which need be run only once per
       login, usually go in one's ~/.login file.  Users	who need  to  use  the
       same  set  of  files with both csh(1) and tcsh can have only a ~/.cshrc
       which checks for	the existence of the tcsh shell	variable (q.v.)	before
       using  tcsh-specific  commands,	or  can	 have  both  a	~/.cshrc and a
       ~/.tcshrc which sources (see the	builtin	command) ~/.cshrc.   The  rest
       of  this	manual uses `~/.tcshrc'	to mean	`~/.tcshrc or, if ~/.tcshrc is
       not found, ~/.cshrc'.

       In the normal case, the shell begins reading commands from  the	termi-
       nal,  prompting with `> '.  (Processing of arguments and	the use	of the
       shell to	process	files containing command scripts are described later.)
       The  shell  repeatedly  reads  a	 line of command input,	breaks it into
       words, places it	on the command history list, parses  it	 and  executes
       each command in the line.

       One can log out by typing `^D' on an empty line,	`logout' or `login' or
       via the shell's autologout mechanism (see the  autologout  shell	 vari-
       able).  When a login shell terminates it	sets the logout	shell variable
       to `normal' or `automatic' as appropriate, then executes	commands  from
       the  files  /etc/csh.logout  and	 ~/.logout.  The shell may drop	DTR on
       logout if so compiled; see the version shell variable.

       The names of the	system login and logout	files vary from	system to sys-
       tem for compatibility with different csh(1) variants; see FILES.

   Editing
       We  first describe The command-line editor.  The	Completion and listing
       and Spelling correction sections	describe  two  sets  of	 functionality
       that  are  implemented  as  editor commands but which deserve their own
       treatment.  Finally, Editor commands lists  and	describes  the	editor
       commands	specific to the	shell and their	default	bindings.

   The command-line editor (+)
       Command-line  input  can	 be edited using key sequences much like those
       used in GNU Emacs or vi(1).  The	editor is active only  when  the  edit
       shell  variable	is  set, which it is by	default	in interactive shells.
       The bindkey builtin can display and change key  bindings.   Emacs-style
       key  bindings are used by default (unless the shell was compiled	other-
       wise; see the version shell variable), but bindkey can change  the  key
       bindings	to vi-style bindings en	masse.

       The  shell always binds the arrow keys (as defined in the TERMCAP envi-
       ronment variable) to

	   down	   down-history
	   up	   up-history
	   left	   backward-char
	   right   forward-char

       unless doing so would alter another single-character binding.  One  can
       set  the	 arrow	key escape sequences to	the empty string with settc to
       prevent these bindings.	The ANSI/VT100 sequences for  arrow  keys  are
       always bound.

       Other  key  bindings are, for the most part, what Emacs and vi(1) users
       would expect and	can easily be displayed	by bindkey,  so	 there	is  no
       need to list them here.	Likewise, bindkey can list the editor commands
       with a short description	of each.

       Note that editor	commands do not	have the same notion of	a ``word''  as
       does  the  shell.   The editor delimits words with any non-alphanumeric
       characters not in the shell variable wordchars, while the shell	recog-
       nizes  only whitespace and some of the characters with special meanings
       to it, listed under Lexical structure.

   Completion and listing (+)
       The shell is often able to complete words when given a unique abbrevia-
       tion.  Type part	of a word (for example `ls /usr/lost') and hit the tab
       key to run the complete-word editor command.  The shell	completes  the
       filename	 `/usr/lost'  to  `/usr/lost+found/', replacing	the incomplete
       word with the complete word in the input	buffer.	  (Note	 the  terminal
       `/';  completion	 adds  a `/' to	the end	of completed directories and a
       space to	the end	of other completed words, to speed typing and  provide
       a visual	indicator of successful	completion.  The addsuffix shell vari-
       able can	be unset to prevent this.)  If	no  match  is  found  (perhaps
       `/usr/lost+found' doesn't exist), the terminal bell rings.  If the word
       is already complete (perhaps there is a `/usr/lost' on your system,  or
       perhaps	you  were  thinking too	far ahead and typed the	whole thing) a
       `/' or space is added to	the end	if it isn't already there.

       Completion works	anywhere in the	line, not at just the  end;  completed
       text  pushes the	rest of	the line to the	right.	Completion in the mid-
       dle of a	word often results in leftover characters to the right of  the
       cursor that need	to be deleted.

       Commands	 and  variables	 can  be  completed in much the	same way.  For
       example,	typing `em[tab]' would complete	`em' to	`emacs'	if emacs  were
       the  only  command  on your system beginning with `em'.	Completion can
       find a command in any directory in path or if given  a  full  pathname.
       Typing  `echo  $ar[tab]'	 would	complete  `$ar'	to `$argv' if no other
       variable	began with `ar'.

       The shell parses	the input buffer to determine  whether	the  word  you
       want  to	 complete  should be completed as a filename, command or vari-
       able.  The first	word in	the buffer and the first word  following  `;',
       `|',  `|&',  `&&' or `||' is considered to be a command.	 A word	begin-
       ning with `$' is	considered to be a variable.  Anything else is a file-
       name.  An empty line is `completed' as a	filename.

       You  can	 list the possible completions of a word at any	time by	typing
       `^D' to run the delete-char-or-list-or-eof editor command.   The	 shell
       lists  the  possible completions	using the ls-F builtin (q.v.)  and re-
       prints the prompt and unfinished	command	line, for example:

	   > ls	/usr/l[^D]
	   lbin/       lib/	   local/      lost+found/
	   > ls	/usr/l

       If the autolist shell variable is set, the shell	 lists	the  remaining
       choices (if any)	whenever completion fails:

	   > set autolist
	   > nm	/usr/lib/libt[tab]
	   libtermcap.a@ libtermlib.a@
	   > nm	/usr/lib/libterm

       If autolist is set to `ambiguous', choices are listed only when comple-
       tion fails and adds no new characters to	the word being completed.

       A filename to be	completed can contain variables, your own  or  others'
       home  directories  abbreviated with `~' (see Filename substitution) and
       directory stack entries abbreviated with	`=' (see Directory stack  sub-
       stitution).  For	example,

	   > ls	~k[^D]
	   kahn	   kas	   kellogg
	   > ls	~ke[tab]
	   > ls	~kellogg/

       or

	   > set local = /usr/local
	   > ls	$lo[tab]
	   > ls	$local/[^D]
	   bin/	etc/ lib/ man/ src/
	   > ls	$local/

       Note  that  variables  can also be expanded explicitly with the expand-
       variables editor	command.

       delete-char-or-list-or-eof lists	at only	the end	of the	line;  in  the
       middle  of  a  line it deletes the character under the cursor and on an
       empty line it logs one out or,  if  ignoreeof  is  set,	does  nothing.
       `M-^D', bound to	the editor command list-choices, lists completion pos-
       sibilities anywhere on a	line, and list-choices	(or  any  one  of  the
       related	editor	commands that do or don't delete, list and/or log out,
       listed under delete-char-or-list-or-eof)	can be bound to	`^D' with  the
       bindkey builtin command if so desired.

       The complete-word-fwd and complete-word-back editor commands (not bound
       to any keys by default) can be used to cycle up and  down  through  the
       list  of	possible completions, replacing	the current word with the next
       or previous word	in the list.

       The shell variable fignore can be set to	 a  list  of  suffixes	to  be
       ignored by completion.  Consider	the following:

	   > ls
	   Makefile	   condiments.h~   main.o	   side.c
	   README	   main.c	   meal		   side.o
	   condiments.h	   main.c~
	   > set fignore = (.o \~)
	   > emacs ma[^D]
	   main.c   main.c~  main.o
	   > emacs ma[tab]
	   > emacs main.c

       `main.c~'  and  `main.o'	 are  ignored by completion (but not listing),
       because they end	in suffixes in fignore.	 Note that a `\' was needed in
       front  of  `~'  to  prevent it from being expanded to home as described
       under Filename substitution.  fignore is	ignored	if only	one completion
       is possible.

       If  the	complete  shell	 variable  is  set to `enhance', completion 1)
       ignores case and	2) considers periods, hyphens  and  underscores	 (`.',
       `-'  and	 `_')  to be word separators and hyphens and underscores to be
       equivalent.  If you had the following files

	   comp.lang.c	    comp.lang.perl   comp.std.c++
	   comp.lang.c++    comp.std.c

       and typed `mail -f c.l.c[tab]', it  would  be  completed	 to  `mail  -f
       comp.lang.c',  and  ^D  would  list  `comp.lang.c' and `comp.lang.c++'.
       `mail -f	c..c++[^D]' would  list	 `comp.lang.c++'  and  `comp.std.c++'.
       Typing `rm a--file[^D]' in the following	directory

	   A_silly_file	   a-hyphenated-file	another_silly_file

       would  list  all	 three	files, because case is ignored and hyphens and
       underscores are equivalent.  Periods, however, are  not	equivalent  to
       hyphens or underscores.

       Completion  and	listing	are affected by	several	other shell variables:
       recexact	can be set to complete on the shortest possible	unique	match,
       even if more typing might result	in a longer match:

	   > ls
	   fodder   foo	     food     foonly
	   > set recexact
	   > rm	fo[tab]

       just beeps, because `fo'	could expand to	`fod' or `foo',	but if we type
       another `o',

	   > rm	foo[tab]
	   > rm	foo

       the completion completes	on `foo', even though `food' and `foonly' also
       match.	autoexpand can be set to run the expand-history	editor command
       before each completion attempt, autocorrect can be set to spelling-cor-
       rect  the  word	to  be completed (see Spelling correction) before each
       completion attempt and correct can be set to complete commands automat-
       ically  after  one hits `return'.  matchbeep can	be set to make comple-
       tion beep or not	beep in	a variety of situations, and nobeep can	be set
       to  never  beep	at  all.   nostat  can be set to a list	of directories
       and/or patterns that match directories to prevent the completion	mecha-
       nism from stat(2)ing those directories.	listmax	and listmaxrows	can be
       set to limit the	number of  items  and  rows  (respectively)  that  are
       listed  without asking first.  recognize_only_executables can be	set to
       make the	shell list only	executables when listing commands, but	it  is
       quite slow.

       Finally,	the complete builtin command can be used to tell the shell how
       to complete words other than filenames, commands	and  variables.	  Com-
       pletion	and listing do not work	on glob-patterns (see Filename substi-
       tution),	but the	list-glob  and	expand-glob  editor  commands  perform
       equivalent functions for	glob-patterns.

   Spelling correction (+)
       The shell can sometimes correct the spelling of filenames, commands and
       variable	names as well as completing and	listing	them.

       Individual words	can be spelling-corrected with the  spell-word	editor
       command (usually	bound to M-s and M-S) and the entire input buffer with
       spell-line (usually bound to M-$).  The correct shell variable  can  be
       set to `cmd' to correct the command name	or `all' to correct the	entire
       line each time return is	typed, and autocorrect can be set  to  correct
       the word	to be completed	before each completion attempt.

       When  spelling correction is invoked in any of these ways and the shell
       thinks that any part of the command line	is misspelled, it prompts with
       the corrected line:

	   > set correct = cmd
	   > lz	/usr/bin
	   CORRECT>ls /usr/bin (y|n|e|a)?

       One can answer `y' or space to execute the corrected line, `e' to leave
       the uncorrected command in the input buffer, `a'	to abort  the  command
       as if `^C' had been hit,	and anything else to execute the original line
       unchanged.

       Spelling	correction recognizes user-defined completions (see  the  com-
       plete  builtin  command).   If  an input	word in	a position for which a
       completion is defined resembles a word in the completion	list, spelling
       correction  registers  a	 misspelling and suggests the latter word as a
       correction.  However, if	the input word does not	match any of the  pos-
       sible  completions for that position, spelling correction does not reg-
       ister a misspelling.

       Like completion,	spelling correction works anywhere in the line,	 push-
       ing  the	rest of	the line to the	right and possibly leaving extra char-
       acters to the right of the cursor.

       Beware: spelling	correction is not  guaranteed  to  work	 the  way  one
       intends,	 and  is  provided mostly as an	experimental feature.  Sugges-
       tions and improvements are welcome.

   Editor commands (+)
       `bindkey' lists	key  bindings  and  `bindkey  -l'  lists  and  briefly
       describes  editor  commands.  Only new or especially interesting	editor
       commands	are described here.  See emacs(1) and vi(1)  for  descriptions
       of each editor's	key bindings.

       The  character  or characters to	which each command is bound by default
       is given	in parentheses.	 `^character' means a  control	character  and
       `M-character'  a	meta character,	typed as escape-character on terminals
       without a meta key.  Case counts, but commands that are bound  to  let-
       ters by default are bound to both lower-	and uppercase letters for con-
       venience.

       complete-word (tab)
	       Completes a word	as described under Completion and listing.

       complete-word-back (not bound)
	       Like complete-word-fwd, but steps up from the end of the	 list.

       complete-word-fwd (not bound)
	       Replaces	 the  current  word with the first word	in the list of
	       possible	completions.  May be repeated to step down through the
	       list.   At the end of the list, beeps and reverts to the	incom-
	       plete word.

       complete-word-raw (^X-tab)
	       Like complete-word, but ignores user-defined completions.

       copy-prev-word (M-^_)
	       Copies the previous word	in the current	line  into  the	 input
	       buffer.	See also insert-last-word.

       dabbrev-expand (M-/)
	       Expands	the  current word to the most recent preceding one for
	       which the current is a leading substring, wrapping  around  the
	       history	list  (once)  if  necessary.  Repeating	dabbrev-expand
	       without any intervening typing changes  to  the	next  previous
	       word etc., skipping identical matches much like history-search-
	       backward	does.

       delete-char (not	bound)
	       Deletes the character under the cursor.	See also  delete-char-
	       or-list-or-eof.

       delete-char-or-eof (not bound)
	       Does  delete-char  if  there is a character under the cursor or
	       end-of-file on an empty line.  See also delete-char-or-list-or-
	       eof.

       delete-char-or-list (not	bound)
	       Does  delete-char  if  there is a character under the cursor or
	       list-choices at the end of the line.  See also  delete-char-or-
	       list-or-eof.

       delete-char-or-list-or-eof (^D)
	       Does  delete-char  if  there  is	 a character under the cursor,
	       list-choices at the end of the line or end-of-file on an	 empty
	       line.  See also those three commands, each of which does	only a
	       single action, and delete-char-or-eof, delete-char-or-list  and
	       list-or-eof,  each  of  which  does  a different	two out	of the
	       three.

       down-history (down-arrow, ^N)
	       Like up-history,	but steps down,	stopping at the	original input
	       line.

       end-of-file (not	bound)
	       Signals	an  end	 of file, causing the shell to exit unless the
	       ignoreeof shell variable	(q.v.) is set to  prevent  this.   See
	       also delete-char-or-list-or-eof.

       expand-history (M-space)
	       Expands history substitutions in	the current word.  See History
	       substitution.  See also magic-space, toggle-literal-history and
	       the autoexpand shell variable.

       expand-glob (^X-*)
	       Expands	the glob-pattern to the	left of	the cursor.  See File-
	       name substitution.

       expand-line (not	bound)
	       Like expand-history, but	expands	history	substitutions in  each
	       word in the input buffer,

       expand-variables	(^X-$)
	       Expands	the  variable to the left of the cursor.  See Variable
	       substitution.

       history-search-backward (M-p, M-P)
	       Searches	backwards through  the	history	 list  for  a  command
	       beginning  with	the current contents of	the input buffer up to
	       the cursor and copies it	into the  input	 buffer.   The	search
	       string  may  be a glob-pattern (see Filename substitution) con-
	       taining `*', `?', `[]' or `{}'.	 up-history  and  down-history
	       will  proceed  from  the	appropriate point in the history list.
	       Emacs mode only.	 See also history-search-forward and i-search-
	       back.

       history-search-forward (M-n, M-N)
	       Like history-search-backward, but searches forward.

       i-search-back (not bound)
	       Searches	 backward  like	 history-search-backward,  copies  the
	       first match into	the input buffer with the cursor positioned at
	       the  end	of the pattern,	and prompts with `bck: ' and the first
	       match.  Additional  characters  may  be	typed  to  extend  the
	       search,	i-search-back  may be typed to continue	searching with
	       the same	pattern, wrapping around the history  list  if	neces-
	       sary,  (i-search-back  must  be bound to	a single character for
	       this to work) or	one of the following special characters	may be
	       typed:

		   ^W	   Appends  the	 rest  of the word under the cursor to
			   the search pattern.
		   delete (or any character bound to backward-delete-char)
			   Undoes the effect of	the last character  typed  and
			   deletes  a  character  from	the  search pattern if
			   appropriate.
		   ^G	   If the previous search was successful,  aborts  the
			   entire  search.  If not, goes back to the last suc-
			   cessful search.
		   escape  Ends	the search, leaving the	current	 line  in  the
			   input buffer.

	       Any other character not bound to	self-insert-command terminates
	       the search, leaving the current line in the input  buffer,  and
	       is then interpreted as normal input.  In	particular, a carriage
	       return causes the current line  to  be  executed.   Emacs  mode
	       only.  See also i-search-fwd and	history-search-backward.

       i-search-fwd (not bound)
	       Like i-search-back, but searches	forward.

       insert-last-word	(M-_)
	       Inserts	the  last  word	of the previous	input line (`!$') into
	       the input buffer.  See also copy-prev-word.

       list-choices (M-^D)
	       Lists completion	possibilities as  described  under  Completion
	       and  listing.   See  also  delete-char-or-list-or-eof and list-
	       choices-raw.

       list-choices-raw	(^X-^D)
	       Like list-choices, but ignores user-defined completions.

       list-glob (^X-g,	^X-G)
	       Lists (via the ls-F builtin) matches to the  glob-pattern  (see
	       Filename	substitution) to the left of the cursor.

       list-or-eof (not	bound)
	       Does  list-choices  or  end-of-file on an empty line.  See also
	       delete-char-or-list-or-eof.

       magic-space (not	bound)
	       Expands history substitutions in	the current line, like expand-
	       history,	 and  inserts  a space.	 magic-space is	designed to be
	       bound to	the space bar, but is not bound	by default.

       normalize-command (^X-?)
	       Searches	for the	current	word in	PATH  and,  if	it  is	found,
	       replaces	 it  with  the	full  path to the executable.  Special
	       characters are quoted.  Aliases are  expanded  and  quoted  but
	       commands	 within	 aliases are not.  This	command	is useful with
	       commands	that take commands as arguments, e.g., `dbx'  and  `sh
	       -x'.

       normalize-path (^X-n, ^X-N)
	       Expands	the  current word as described under the `expand' set-
	       ting of the symlinks shell variable.

       overwrite-mode (unbound)
	       Toggles between input and overwrite modes.

       run-fg-editor (M-^Z)
	       Saves the current input line and	looks for a stopped job	with a
	       name  equal  to the last	component of the file name part	of the
	       EDITOR or VISUAL	environment variables, or, if neither is  set,
	       `ed'  or	 `vi'.	 If such a job is found, it is restarted as if
	       `fg %job' had been typed.  This is  used	 to  toggle  back  and
	       forth between an	editor and the shell easily.  Some people bind
	       this command to `^Z' so they can	do this	even more easily.

       run-help	(M-h, M-H)
	       Searches	for documentation on the current  command,  using  the
	       same  notion  of	 `current command' as the completion routines,
	       and prints it.  There is	no way to use  a  pager;  run-help  is
	       designed	 for  short help files.	 If the	special	alias helpcom-
	       mand is defined,	it is run with the  command  name  as  a  sole
	       argument.   Else,  documentation	should be in a file named com-
	       mand.help, command.1, command.6,	command.8  or  command,	 which
	       should  be  in one of the directories listed in the HPATH envi-
	       ronment variable.  If there is more than	one help file only the
	       first is	printed.

       self-insert-command (text characters)
	       In  insert mode (the default), inserts the typed	character into
	       the input line after the	character under	the cursor.  In	 over-
	       write  mode,  replaces  the character under the cursor with the
	       typed character.	 The input mode	is normally preserved  between
	       lines,  but the inputmode shell variable	can be set to `insert'
	       or `overwrite' to put the editor	in that	mode at	the  beginning
	       of each line.  See also overwrite-mode.

       sequence-lead-in	(arrow prefix, meta prefix, ^X)
	       Indicates that the following characters are part	of a multi-key
	       sequence.  Binding a command to	a  multi-key  sequence	really
	       creates	two  bindings: the first character to sequence-lead-in
	       and the whole sequence to the command.  All sequences beginning
	       with  a	character  bound  to  sequence-lead-in are effectively
	       bound to	undefined-key unless bound to another command.

       spell-line (M-$)
	       Attempts	to correct the spelling	of  each  word	in  the	 input
	       buffer,	like spell-word, but ignores words whose first charac-
	       ter is one of `-', `!', `^' or `%', or which contain  `\',  `*'
	       or  `?',	to avoid problems with switches, substitutions and the
	       like.  See Spelling correction.

       spell-word (M-s,	M-S)
	       Attempts	to  correct  the  spelling  of	the  current  word  as
	       described  under	Spelling correction.  Checks each component of
	       a word which appears to be a pathname.

       toggle-literal-history (M-r, M-R)
	       Expands or  `unexpands'	history	 substitutions	in  the	 input
	       buffer.	See also expand-history	and the	autoexpand shell vari-
	       able.

       undefined-key (any unbound key)
	       Beeps.

       up-history (up-arrow, ^P)
	       Copies the previous entry in the	history	list  into  the	 input
	       buffer.	If histlit is set, uses	the literal form of the	entry.
	       May be repeated to step up through the history  list,  stopping
	       at the top.

       vi-search-back (?)
	       Prompts	with `?' for a search string (which may	be a glob-pat-
	       tern, as	with history-search-backward),	searches  for  it  and
	       copies it into the input	buffer.	 The bell rings	if no match is
	       found.  Hitting return ends the	search	and  leaves  the  last
	       match  in the input buffer.  Hitting escape ends	the search and
	       executes	the match.  vi mode only.

       vi-search-fwd (/)
	       Like vi-search-back, but	searches forward.

       which-command (M-?)
	       Does a which (see the description of the	 builtin  command)  on
	       the first word of the input buffer.

       yank-pop	(M-y)
	       When  executed  immediately  after  a yank or another yank-pop,
	       replaces	the yanked string with the next	previous  string  from
	       the  killring.  This  also has the effect of rotating the kill-
	       ring, such  that	 this  string  will  be	 considered  the  most
	       recently	 killed	 by  a	later yank command. Repeating yank-pop
	       will cycle through the killring any number of times.

   Lexical structure
       The shell splits	input lines into words at blanks and tabs.   The  spe-
       cial  characters	 `&', `|', `;',	`<', `>', `(', and `)' and the doubled
       characters `&&',	`||', `<<' and `>>' are	always separate	words, whether
       or not they are surrounded by whitespace.

       When the	shell's	input is not a terminal, the character `#' is taken to
       begin a comment.	 Each `#' and the rest of the input line on  which  it
       appears is discarded before further parsing.

       A  special  character  (including a blank or tab) may be	prevented from
       having its special meaning, and possibly	made part of another word,  by
       preceding  it  with  a backslash	(`\') or enclosing it in single	(`''),
       double (`"') or backward	(``') quotes.  When  not  otherwise  quoted  a
       newline	preceded  by a `\' is equivalent to a blank, but inside	quotes
       this sequence results in	a newline.

       Furthermore, all	Substitutions (see below) except History  substitution
       can  be	prevented  by  enclosing  the strings (or parts	of strings) in
       which they appear with single quotes or by quoting the crucial  charac-
       ter(s) (e.g., `$' or ``'	for Variable substitution or Command substitu-
       tion respectively) with `\'.   (Alias  substitution  is	no  exception:
       quoting	in any way any character of a word for which an	alias has been
       defined prevents	substitution of	the alias.  The	usual way  of  quoting
       an  alias  is  to precede it with a backslash.) History substitution is
       prevented by backslashes	but not	by single quotes.  Strings quoted with
       double  or  backward  quotes  undergo Variable substitution and Command
       substitution, but other substitutions are prevented.

       Text inside single or double quotes becomes a single word (or  part  of
       one).   Metacharacters  in these	strings, including blanks and tabs, do
       not form	separate words.	 Only in one special case (see Command substi-
       tution  below)  can a double-quoted string yield	parts of more than one
       word; single-quoted strings never do.   Backward	 quotes	 are  special:
       they  signal Command substitution (q.v.), which may result in more than
       one word.

       Quoting complex strings,	particularly strings which themselves  contain
       quoting characters, can be confusing.  Remember that quotes need	not be
       used as they are	in human writing!  It may be easier to	quote  not  an
       entire  string,	but only those parts of	the string which need quoting,
       using different types of	quoting	to do so if appropriate.

       The backslash_quote shell variable (q.v.) can  be  set  to  make	 back-
       slashes	always	quote  `\',  `'',  and `"'.  (+) This may make complex
       quoting tasks easier, but it can	cause syntax errors in csh(1) scripts.

   Substitutions
       We  now	describe the various transformations the shell performs	on the
       input in	the order in which they	occur.	We note	in  passing  the  data
       structures  involved  and the commands and variables which affect them.
       Remember	that substitutions can be prevented by	quoting	 as  described
       under Lexical structure.

   History substitution
       Each  command,  or  ``event'',  input from the terminal is saved	in the
       history list.  The previous command is always saved,  and  the  history
       shell  variable can be set to a number to save that many	commands.  The
       histdup shell variable can be set to not	save duplicate events or  con-
       secutive	duplicate events.

       Saved  commands	are  numbered sequentially from	1 and stamped with the
       time.  It is not	usually	necessary to use event numbers,	but  the  cur-
       rent  event  number can be made part of the prompt by placing an	`!' in
       the prompt shell	variable.

       The shell actually saves	history	in expanded and	 literal  (unexpanded)
       forms.  If the histlit shell variable is	set, commands that display and
       store history use the literal form.

       The history builtin command can print, store in	a  file,  restore  and
       clear the history list at any time, and the savehist and	histfile shell
       variables can be	can be set to store the	history	list automatically  on
       logout and restore it on	login.

       History	substitutions  introduce  words	from the history list into the
       input stream, making it easy to repeat commands,	repeat arguments of  a
       previous	 command  in  the current command, or fix spelling mistakes in
       the previous command with little	typing and a  high  degree  of	confi-
       dence.

       History	substitutions  begin  with  the	character `!'.	They may begin
       anywhere	in the input stream, but they do not nest.   The  `!'  may  be
       preceded	 by  a	`\' to prevent its special meaning; for	convenience, a
       `!' is passed unchanged when it is followed by a	blank,	tab,  newline,
       `=' or `('.  History substitutions also occur when an input line	begins
       with `^'.  This special abbreviation  will  be  described  later.   The
       characters  used	 to  signal  history substitution (`!' and `^')	can be
       changed by setting the histchars	shell variable.	 Any input line	 which
       contains	a history substitution is printed before it is executed.

       A history substitution may have an ``event specification'', which indi-
       cates the event from which words	are to be  taken,  a  ``word  designa-
       tor'',  which  selects particular words from the	chosen event, and/or a
       ``modifier'', which manipulates the selected words.

       An event	specification can be

	   n	   A number, referring to a particular event
	   -n	   An offset, referring	to the	event  n  before  the  current
		   event
	   #	   The	current	 event.	  This	should	be  used  carefully in
		   csh(1), where there is no check for recursion.  tcsh	allows
		   10 levels of	recursion.  (+)
	   !	   The previous	event (equivalent to `-1')
	   s	   The	most  recent  event  whose  first word begins with the
		   string s
	   ?s?	   The most recent event which contains	 the  string  s.   The
		   second  `?' can be omitted if it is immediately followed by
		   a newline.

       For example, consider this bit of someone's history list:

	    9  8:30    nroff -man wumpus.man
	   10  8:31    cp wumpus.man wumpus.man.old
	   11  8:36    vi wumpus.man
	   12  8:37    diff wumpus.man.old wumpus.man

       The commands are	shown with their event numbers and time	 stamps.   The
       current	event,	which we haven't typed in yet, is event	13.  `!11' and
       `!-2' refer to event 11.	 `!!' refers to	the previous event, 12.	  `!!'
       can  be	abbreviated  `!'  if  it  is followed by `:' (`:' is described
       below).	`!n' refers to event 9,	which begins with `n'.	`!?old?'  also
       refers  to event	12, which contains `old'.  Without word	designators or
       modifiers history references simply expand to the entire	event,	so  we
       might  type  `!cp'  to redo the copy command or `!!|more' if the	`diff'
       output scrolled off the top of the screen.

       History references may be insulated  from  the  surrounding  text  with
       braces  if  necessary.	For  example, `!vdoc' would look for a command
       beginning with  `vdoc',	and,  in  this	example,  not  find  one,  but
       `!{v}doc'  would	 expand	 unambiguously to `vi wumpus.mandoc'.  Even in
       braces, history substitutions do	not nest.

       (+) While csh(1)	expands, for example, `!3d' to event 3 with the	letter
       `d'  appended  to  it, tcsh expands it to the last event	beginning with
       `3d'; only completely numeric arguments are treated as  event  numbers.
       This  makes  it	possible  to recall events beginning with numbers.  To
       expand `!3d' as in csh(1) say `!{3}d'.

       To select words from an event we	can follow the event specification  by
       a  `:'  and  a designator for the desired words.	 The words of an input
       line are	numbered from 0, the first (usually command) word being	0, the
       second  word (first argument) being 1, etc.  The	basic word designators
       are:

	   0	   The first (command) word
	   n	   The nth argument
	   ^	   The first argument, equivalent to `1'
	   $	   The last argument
	   %	   The word matched by an ?s? search
	   x-y	   A range of words
	   -y	   Equivalent to `0-y'
	   *	   Equivalent to `^-$',	but returns nothing if the event  con-
		   tains only 1	word
	   x*	   Equivalent to `x-$'
	   x-	   Equivalent to `x*', but omitting the	last word (`$')

       Selected	 words	are inserted into the command line separated by	single
       blanks.	For example, the `diff'	command	in the previous	example	 might
       have been typed as `diff	!!:1.old !!:1' (using `:1' to select the first
       argument	from the previous event) or `diff !-2:2	!-2:1' to  select  and
       swap  the arguments from	the `cp' command.  If we didn't	care about the
       order of	the `diff' we might have said `diff !-2:1-2' or	 simply	 `diff
       !-2:*'.	 The  `cp'  command  might  have  been	written	`cp wumpus.man
       !#:1.old', using	`#' to refer to	the current event.  `!n:-  hurkle.man'
       would  reuse the	first two words	from the `nroff' command to say	`nroff
       -man hurkle.man'.

       The `:' separating the event specification from the word	designator can
       be omitted if the argument selector begins with a `^', `$', `*',	`%' or
       `-'.  For example, our `diff' command might  have  been	`diff  !!^.old
       !!^'  or, equivalently, `diff !!$.old !!$'.  However, if	`!!' is	abbre-
       viated `!', an argument selector	beginning with `-' will	be interpreted
       as an event specification.

       A  history reference may	have a word designator but no event specifica-
       tion.  It then references the previous command.	Continuing our	`diff'
       example,	 we  could  have  said	simply `diff !^.old !^'	or, to get the
       arguments in the	opposite order,	just `diff !*'.

       The word	or words in a history reference	 can  be  edited,  or  ``modi-
       fied'',	by following it	with one or more modifiers, each preceded by a
       `:':

	   h	   Remove a trailing pathname component, leaving the head.
	   t	   Remove all leading pathname components, leaving the tail.
	   r	   Remove a filename extension `.xxx', leaving the root	 name.
	   e	   Remove all but the extension.
	   u	   Uppercase the first lowercase letter.
	   l	   Lowercase the first uppercase letter.
	   s/l/r/  Substitute  l  for  r.   l is simply	a string like r, not a
		   regular expression as in the	eponymous ed(1)	command.   Any
		   character  may  be used as the delimiter in place of	`/'; a
		   `\' can be used to quote the	delimiter inside l and r.  The
		   character  `&'  in  the r is	replaced by l; `\' also	quotes
		   `&'.	 If l is empty (``''), the l from a previous substitu-
		   tion	 or  the  s  from a previous search or event number in
		   event specification is used.	 The trailing delimiter	may be
		   omitted if it is immediately	followed by a newline.
	   &	   Repeat the previous substitution.
	   g	   Apply the following modifier	once to	each word.
	   a (+)   Apply the following modifier	as many	times as possible to a
		   single word.	 `a' and `g' can be used together to  apply  a
		   modifier  globally.	 With  the `s' modifier, only the pat-
		   terns contained in the original word	are  substituted,  not
		   patterns that contain any substitution result.
	   p	   Print the new command line but do not execute it.
	   q	   Quote  the  substituted words, preventing further substitu-
		   tions.
	   x	   Like	q, but break into words	at blanks, tabs	and  newlines.

       Modifiers  are applied to only the first	modifiable word	(unless	`g' is
       used).  It is an	error for no word to be	modifiable.

       For example, the	`diff' command might have been written as  `diff  wum-
       pus.man.old !#^:r', using `:r' to remove	`.old' from the	first argument
       on the same line	(`!#^').  We could say `echo hello  out	 there',  then
       `echo  !*:u' to capitalize `hello', `echo !*:au'	to say it out loud, or
       `echo !*:agu' to	really shout.  We might	follow `mail -s	"I  forgot  my
       password"  rot'	with  `!:s/rot/root' to	correct	the spelling of	`root'
       (but see	Spelling correction for	a different approach).

       There is	a special abbreviation for substitutions.  `^',	when it	is the
       first  character	 on  an	 input line, is	equivalent to `!:s^'.  Thus we
       might have said `^rot^root' to make the spelling	correction in the pre-
       vious  example.	 This  is the only history substitution	which does not
       explicitly begin	with `!'.

       (+) In csh as such, only	one modifier may be applied to each history or
       variable	expansion.  In tcsh, more than one may be used,	for example

	   % mv	wumpus.man /usr/man/man1/wumpus.1
	   % man !$:t:r
	   man wumpus

       In csh, the result would	be `wumpus.1:r'.  A substitution followed by a
       colon may need to be insulated from it with braces:

	   > mv	a.out /usr/games/wumpus
	   > setenv PATH !$:h:$PATH
	   Bad ! modifier: $.
	   > setenv PATH !{-2$:h}:$PATH
	   setenv PATH /usr/games:/bin:/usr/bin:.

       The first attempt would succeed in csh but fails	in tcsh, because  tcsh
       expects another modifier	after the second colon rather than `$'.

       Finally,	 history can be	accessed through the editor as well as through
       the substitutions just described.  The up- and  down-history,  history-
       search-backward	and  -forward,	i-search-back and -fwd,	vi-search-back
       and -fwd, copy-prev-word	and insert-last-word  editor  commands	search
       for  events  in	the  history list and copy them	into the input buffer.
       The toggle-literal-history editor command switches between the expanded
       and literal forms of history lines in the input buffer.	expand-history
       and expand-line expand history substitutions in the current word	and in
       the entire input	buffer respectively.

   Alias substitution
       The  shell  maintains  a	 list  of  aliases which can be	set, unset and
       printed by the alias and	unalias	commands.  After  a  command  line  is
       parsed  into simple commands (see Commands) the first word of each com-
       mand, left-to-right, is checked to see if it has	an alias.  If so,  the
       first  word  is replaced	by the alias.  If the alias contains a history
       reference, it undergoes History substitution (q.v.) as though the orig-
       inal  command were the previous input line.  If the alias does not con-
       tain a history reference, the argument list is left untouched.

       Thus if the alias for `ls' were `ls -l' the  command  `ls  /usr'	 would
       become  `ls -l /usr', the argument list here being undisturbed.	If the
       alias for `lookup' were `grep !^	/etc/passwd' then `lookup bill'	 would
       become  `grep  bill  /etc/passwd'.   Aliases  can  be used to introduce
       parser metasyntax.  For example,	`alias print 'pr \!* | lpr'' defines a
       ``command'' (`print') which pr(1)s its arguments	to the line printer.

       Alias  substitution is repeated until the first word of the command has
       no alias.  If an	alias substitution does	not change the first word  (as
       in  the previous	example) it is flagged to prevent a loop.  Other loops
       are detected and	cause an error.

       Some aliases are	referred to by the shell; see Special aliases.

   Variable substitution
       The shell maintains a list of variables,	each of	which has as  value  a
       list  of	zero or	more words.  The values	of shell variables can be dis-
       played and changed with the set and unset commands.  The	 system	 main-
       tains  its  own	list  of ``environment'' variables.  These can be dis-
       played and changed with printenv, setenv	and unsetenv.

       (+) Variables may be made read-only with	 `set  -r'  (q.v.)   Read-only
       variables  may not be modified or unset;	attempting to do so will cause
       an error.  Once made read-only, a variable cannot be made writable,  so
       `set  -r' should	be used	with caution.  Environment variables cannot be
       made read-only.

       Some variables are set  by  the	shell  or  referred  to	 by  it.   For
       instance,  the  argv variable is	an image of the	shell's	argument list,
       and words of this variable's value are referred	to  in	special	 ways.
       Some  of	 the variables referred	to by the shell	are toggles; the shell
       does not	care what their	value is, only whether they are	 set  or  not.
       For  instance,  the  verbose  variable is a toggle which	causes command
       input to	be echoed.  The	-v command line	 option	 sets  this  variable.
       Special	shell  variables  lists	all variables which are	referred to by
       the shell.

       Other operations	treat variables	numerically.  The `@' command  permits
       numeric calculations to be performed and	the result assigned to a vari-
       able.  Variable values are, however, always  represented	 as  (zero  or
       more) strings.  For the purposes	of numeric operations, the null	string
       is considered to	be zero, and the second	and subsequent words of	multi-
       word values are ignored.

       After  the input	line is	aliased	and parsed, and	before each command is
       executed, variable substitution is performed keyed by  `$'  characters.
       This  expansion can be prevented	by preceding the `$' with a `\'	except
       within `"'s where it always occurs, and	within	`''s  where  it	 never
       occurs.	 Strings quoted	by ``' are interpreted later (see Command sub-
       stitution below)	so `$' substitution does not occur there until	later,
       if  at  all.  A `$' is passed unchanged if followed by a	blank, tab, or
       end-of-line.

       Input/output redirections are recognized	before variable	expansion, and
       are  variable  expanded	separately.   Otherwise,  the command name and
       entire argument list are	expanded together.  It is  thus	 possible  for
       the  first  (command)  word  (to	 this point) to	generate more than one
       word, the first of which	becomes	the command  name,  and	 the  rest  of
       which become arguments.

       Unless  enclosed	in `"' or given	the `:q' modifier the results of vari-
       able substitution may eventually	be command and	filename  substituted.
       Within  `"',  a variable	whose value consists of	multiple words expands
       to a (portion of	a) single word,	with the words of the variable's value
       separated  by blanks.  When the `:q' modifier is	applied	to a substitu-
       tion the	variable will expand to	multiple words with  each  word	 sepa-
       rated  by  a blank and quoted to	prevent	later command or filename sub-
       stitution.

       The following metasequences are provided	for introducing	variable  val-
       ues into	the shell input.  Except as noted, it is an error to reference
       a variable which	is not set.

       $name
       ${name} Substitutes the words of	the value of variable name, each sepa-
	       rated  by a blank.  Braces insulate name	from following charac-
	       ters which would	otherwise be part of it.  Shell	variables have
	       names  consisting of letters and	digits starting	with a letter.
	       The underscore character	is considered a	letter.	  If  name  is
	       not  a shell variable, but is set in the	environment, then that
	       value is	returned (but some of the other	forms given below  are
	       not available in	this case).
       $name[selector]
       ${name[selector]}
	       Substitutes  only  the  selected	 words from the	value of name.
	       The selector is subjected to `$'	substitution and  may  consist
	       of  a  single  number  or  two numbers separated	by a `-'.  The
	       first word of a variable's value	is numbered `1'.  If the first
	       number  of  a range is omitted it defaults to `1'.  If the last
	       member of a range is omitted  it	 defaults  to  `$#name'.   The
	       selector	`*' selects all	words.	It is not an error for a range
	       to be empty if the second argument is omitted or	in range.
       $0      Substitutes the name of the file	from which  command  input  is
	       being read.  An error occurs if the name	is not known.
       $number
       ${number}
	       Equivalent to `$argv[number]'.
       $*      Equivalent to `$argv', which is equivalent to `$argv[*]'.

       The  `:'	 modifiers  described  under  History substitution, except for
       `:p', can be applied to the substitutions above.	 More than one may  be
       used.   (+)  Braces  may	 be needed to insulate a variable substitution
       from a literal colon just as with History substitution (q.v.); any mod-
       ifiers must appear within the braces.

       The following substitutions can not be modified with `:'	modifiers.

       $?name
       ${?name}
	       Substitutes the string `1' if name is set, `0' if it is not.
       $?0     Substitutes  `1'	if the current input filename is known,	`0' if
	       it is not.  Always `0' in interactive shells.
       $#name
       ${#name}
	       Substitutes the number of words in name.
       $#      Equivalent to `$#argv'.	(+)
       $%name
       ${%name}
	       Substitutes the number of characters in name.  (+)
       $%number
       ${%number}
	       Substitutes the number of characters in $argv[number].  (+)
       $?      Equivalent to `$status'.	 (+)
       $$      Substitutes the (decimal) process number	of the (parent)	shell.
       $!      Substitutes the (decimal) process number	of the last background
	       process started by this shell.  (+)
       $_      Substitutes the command line of the last	command	executed.  (+)
       $<      Substitutes  a  line  from  the standard	input, with no further
	       interpretation thereafter.  It can be used  to  read  from  the
	       keyboard	in a shell script.  (+)	While csh always quotes	$<, as
	       if it were equivalent to	`$<:q',	tcsh does  not.	  Furthermore,
	       when  tcsh  is waiting for a line to be typed the user may type
	       an interrupt to interrupt the sequence into which the  line  is
	       to be substituted, but csh does not allow this.

       The  editor  command expand-variables, normally bound to	`^X-$',	can be
       used to interactively expand individual variables.

   Command, filename and directory stack substitution
       The remaining substitutions are applied selectively to the arguments of
       builtin	commands.   This  means	that portions of expressions which are
       not evaluated are not subjected	to  these  expansions.	 For  commands
       which  are  not	internal to the	shell, the command name	is substituted
       separately from the argument list.  This	occurs very late, after	input-
       output redirection is performed,	and in a child of the main shell.

   Command substitution
       Command	substitution  is  indicated by a command enclosed in ``'.  The
       output from such	a command is broken into  separate  words  at  blanks,
       tabs  and  newlines, and	null words are discarded.  The output is vari-
       able and	command	substituted and	put in place of	the original string.

       Command substitutions inside double  quotes  (`"')  retain  blanks  and
       tabs; only newlines force new words.  The single	final newline does not
       force a new word	in any case.  It is thus possible for a	 command  sub-
       stitution  to  yield only part of a word, even if the command outputs a
       complete	line.

       By default, the shell since version 6.12	replaces all newline and  car-
       riage  return characters	in the command by spaces.  If this is switched
       off by unsetting	csubstnonl, newlines separate commands as usual.

   Filename substitution
       If a word contains any of the characters	`*', `?', `[' or `{' or	begins
       with  the  character  `~'  it is	a candidate for	filename substitution,
       also known as ``globbing''.  This word is then regarded	as  a  pattern
       (``glob-pattern''),  and	replaced with an alphabetically	sorted list of
       file names which	match the pattern.

       In matching filenames, the character `.'	at the beginning of a filename
       or  immediately	following  a `/', as well as the character `/' must be
       matched explicitly.  The	character `*' matches any  string  of  charac-
       ters,  including	the null string.  The character	`?' matches any	single
       character.  The sequence	`[...]'	matches	 any  one  of  the  characters
       enclosed.   Within  `[...]',  a	pair  of  characters  separated	by `-'
       matches any character lexically between the two.

       (+) Some	glob-patterns can be negated: The  sequence  `[^...]'  matches
       any  single  character not specified by the characters and/or ranges of
       characters in the braces.

       An entire glob-pattern can also be negated with `^':

	   > echo *
	   bang	crash crunch ouch
	   > echo ^cr*
	   bang	ouch

       Glob-patterns which do not use `?', `*',	or `[]'	or which use  `{}'  or
       `~' (below) are not negated correctly.

       The  metanotation  `a{b,c,d}e' is a shorthand for `abe ace ade'.	 Left-
       to-right	order is preserved: `/usr/source/s1/{oldls,ls}.c'  expands  to
       `/usr/source/s1/oldls.c	/usr/source/s1/ls.c'.	The results of matches
       are  sorted  separately	at  a  low  level  to  preserve	 this	order:
       `../{memo,*box}'	 might expand to `../memo ../box ../mbox'.  (Note that
       `memo' was not sorted with the results of matching `*box'.)  It is  not
       an  error  when this construct expands to files which do	not exist, but
       it is possible to get an	error from a command  to  which	 the  expanded
       list  is	 passed.  This construct may be	nested.	 As a special case the
       words `{', `}' and `{}' are passed undisturbed.

       The character `~' at the	beginning of a filename	refers to home	direc-
       tories.	 Standing  alone,  i.e., `~', it expands to the	invoker's home
       directory as reflected in the value of the home shell  variable.	  When
       followed	by a name consisting of	letters, digits	and `-'	characters the
       shell searches for a user with that name	 and  substitutes  their  home
       directory;  thus	`~ken' might expand to `/usr/ken' and `~ken/chmach' to
       `/usr/ken/chmach'.  If the character `~'	is  followed  by  a  character
       other  than  a letter or	`/' or appears elsewhere than at the beginning
       of a word, it is	left undisturbed.   A  command	like  `setenv  MANPATH
       /usr/man:/usr/local/man:~/lib/man'  does	not, therefore,	do home	direc-
       tory substitution as one	might hope.

       It is an	error for a glob-pattern containing `*', `?', `[' or `~', with
       or without `^', not to match any	files.	However, only one pattern in a
       list of glob-patterns must match	a file (so that,  e.g.,	 `rm  *.a  *.c
       *.o'  would  fail  only if there	were no	files in the current directory
       ending in `.a', `.c', or	`.o'), and if the nonomatch shell variable  is
       set  a  pattern	(or  list  of  patterns) which matches nothing is left
       unchanged rather	than causing an	error.

       The noglob shell	variable can be	set to prevent filename	 substitution,
       and  the	 expand-glob  editor command, normally bound to	`^X-*',	can be
       used to interactively expand individual filename	substitutions.

   Directory stack substitution	(+)
       The directory stack is a	list of	directories, numbered from zero,  used
       by  the	pushd, popd and	dirs builtin commands (q.v.).  dirs can	print,
       store in	a file,	restore	and clear the directory	stack at any time, and
       the  savedirs  and  dirsfile  shell  variables  can be set to store the
       directory stack automatically on	logout and restore it on  login.   The
       dirstack	 shell variable	can be examined	to see the directory stack and
       set to put arbitrary directories	into the directory stack.

       The character `=' followed by one or more digits	expands	to an entry in
       the  directory stack.  The special case `=-' expands to the last	direc-
       tory in the stack.  For example,

	   > dirs -v
	   0	   /usr/bin
	   1	   /usr/spool/uucp
	   2	   /usr/accts/sys
	   > echo =1
	   /usr/spool/uucp
	   > echo =0/calendar
	   /usr/bin/calendar
	   > echo =-
	   /usr/accts/sys

       The noglob and nonomatch	shell variables	 and  the  expand-glob	editor
       command apply to	directory stack	as well	as filename substitutions.

   Other substitutions (+)
       There   are  several  more  transformations  involving  filenames,  not
       strictly	related	to the above but mentioned here	for completeness.  Any
       filename	 may  be  expanded  to	a full path when the symlinks variable
       (q.v.) is set to	`expand'.  Quoting prevents this  expansion,  and  the
       normalize-path editor command does it on	demand.	 The normalize-command
       editor command expands commands in PATH	into  full  paths  on  demand.
       Finally,	 cd  and  pushd	 interpret  `-'	 as  the old working directory
       (equivalent to the shell	variable owd).	This is	not a substitution  at
       all,  but  an abbreviation recognized by	only those commands.  Nonethe-
       less, it	too can	be prevented by	quoting.

   Commands
       The next	three sections describe	how the	shell  executes	 commands  and
       deals with their	input and output.

   Simple commands, pipelines and sequences
       A  simple  command is a sequence	of words, the first of which specifies
       the command to be executed.  A series of	simple commands	joined by  `|'
       characters  forms a pipeline.  The output of each command in a pipeline
       is connected to the input of the	next.

       Simple commands and pipelines may be joined into	 sequences  with  `;',
       and  will be executed sequentially.  Commands and pipelines can also be
       joined into sequences with `||' or `&&',	indicating, as in the  C  lan-
       guage,  that  the  second  is to	be executed only if the	first fails or
       succeeds	respectively.

       A simple	command, pipeline or sequence may be  placed  in  parentheses,
       `()',  to  form a simple	command, which may in turn be a	component of a
       pipeline	or sequence.  A	command, pipeline or sequence can be  executed
       without waiting for it to terminate by following	it with	an `&'.

   Builtin and non-builtin command execution
       Builtin	commands are executed within the shell.	 If any	component of a
       pipeline	except the last	is a builtin command, the pipeline is executed
       in a subshell.

       Parenthesized commands are always executed in a subshell.

	   (cd;	pwd); pwd

       thus  prints  the  home directory, leaving you where you	were (printing
       this after the home directory), while

	   cd; pwd

       leaves you in the home  directory.   Parenthesized  commands  are  most
       often used to prevent cd	from affecting the current shell.

       When  a command to be executed is found not to be a builtin command the
       shell attempts to execute the command via execve(2).  Each word in  the
       variable	 path  names  a	directory in which the shell will look for the
       command.	 If the	shell is not given a -f	option,	the shell  hashes  the
       names  in  these	directories into an internal table so that it will try
       an execve(2) in only a directory	where there is a possibility that  the
       command	resides	 there.	  This	greatly	speeds command location	when a
       large number of directories are present in the search path. This	 hash-
       ing mechanism is	not used:

       1.  If hashing is turned	explicitly off via unhash.

       2.  If the shell	was given a -f argument.

       3.  For	each  directory	 component of path which does not begin	with a
	   `/'.

       4.  If the command contains a `/'.

       In the above four cases the shell concatenates each  component  of  the
       path  vector  with the given command name to form a path	name of	a file
       which it	then attempts to execute it. If	execution is  successful,  the
       search stops.

       If  the	file  has  execute permissions but is not an executable	to the
       system (i.e., it	is neither an executable  binary  nor  a  script  that
       specifies  its interpreter), then it is assumed to be a file containing
       shell commands and a new	shell is spawned to read it.  The  shell  spe-
       cial  alias  may	 be set	to specify an interpreter other	than the shell
       itself.

       On systems which	do not understand the `#!' script interpreter  conven-
       tion  the  shell	 may  be compiled to emulate it; see the version shell
       variable.  If so, the shell checks the first line of the	file to	see if
       it  is of the form `#!interpreter arg ...'.  If it is, the shell	starts
       interpreter with	the given args and feeds the file to  it  on  standard
       input.

   Input/output
       The  standard  input and	standard output	of a command may be redirected
       with the	following syntax:

       < name  Open file name (which is	first variable,	command	 and  filename
	       expanded) as the	standard input.
       << word Read  the  shell	input up to a line which is identical to word.
	       word is not subjected to	variable, filename or command  substi-
	       tution, and each	input line is compared to word before any sub-
	       stitutions are done on this input line.	Unless a quoting  `\',
	       `"',  `'	 or ``'	appears	in word	variable and command substitu-
	       tion is performed on the	intervening  lines,  allowing  `\'  to
	       quote  `$',  `\'	 and ``'.  Commands which are substituted have
	       all blanks, tabs, and newlines preserved, except	for the	 final
	       newline	which  is dropped.  The	resultant text is placed in an
	       anonymous temporary file	which is given to the command as stan-
	       dard input.
       > name
       _! name
       __ name
       __! name
	       The file	name is	used as	standard output.  If the file does not
	       exist then it is	created; if the	file exists, it	is  truncated,
	       its previous contents being lost.

	       If  the shell variable noclobber	is set,	then the file must not
	       exist or	be a character	special	 file  (e.g.,  a  terminal  or
	       `/dev/null')  or	an error results.  This	helps prevent acciden-
	       tal destruction of files.  In this case the `!'	forms  can  be
	       used to suppress	this check.

	       The  forms  involving  `&' route	the diagnostic output into the
	       specified file  as  well	 as  the  standard  output.   name  is
	       expanded	in the same way	as `<' input filenames are.
       >> name
       ___ name
       __! name
       ___! name
	       Like  `>', but appends output to	the end	of name.  If the shell
	       variable	noclobber is set, then it is an	error for the file not
	       to exist, unless	one of the `!' forms is	given.

       A  command  receives  the environment in	which the shell	was invoked as
       modified	by the input-output parameters and the presence	of the command
       in  a pipeline.	Thus, unlike some previous shells, commands run	from a
       file of shell commands have no access to	the text of  the  commands  by
       default;	 rather	they receive the original standard input of the	shell.
       The `<<'	mechanism should be used to present inline data.  This permits
       shell command scripts to	function as components of pipelines and	allows
       the shell to block read its input.   Note  that	the  default  standard
       input  for  a command run detached is not the empty file	/dev/null, but
       the original standard input of the shell.  If this is a terminal	and if
       the  process  attempts to read from the terminal, then the process will
       block and the user will be notified (see	Jobs).

       Diagnostic output may be	directed through a pipe	with the standard out-
       put.  Simply use	the form `|&' rather than just `|'.

       The  shell  cannot  presently  redirect	diagnostic output without also
       redirecting standard output, but	`(command  >  output-file)  >&	error-
       file'  is often an acceptable workaround.  Either output-file or	error-
       file may	be `/dev/tty' to send output to	the terminal.

   Features
       Having described	how the	shell accepts,	parses	and  executes  command
       lines, we now turn to a variety of its useful features.

   Control flow
       The  shell  contains a number of	commands which can be used to regulate
       the flow	of control in command files (shell scripts)  and  (in  limited
       but  useful  ways)  from	terminal input.	 These commands	all operate by
       forcing the shell to reread or skip in its input	and, due to the	imple-
       mentation, restrict the placement of some of the	commands.

       The  foreach, switch, and while statements, as well as the if-then-else
       form of the if statement, require that the major	keywords appear	 in  a
       single simple command on	an input line as shown below.

       If  the shell's input is	not seekable, the shell	buffers	up input when-
       ever a loop is being read and performs seeks in this internal buffer to
       accomplish the rereading	implied	by the loop.  (To the extent that this
       allows, backward	gotos will succeed on non-seekable inputs.)

   Expressions
       The if, while and exit builtin commands use expressions with  a	common
       syntax.	 The expressions can include any of the	operators described in
       the next	three sections.	 Note that the @ builtin  command  (q.v.)  has
       its own separate	syntax.

   Logical, arithmetical and comparison	operators
       These operators are similar to those of C and have the same precedence.
       They include

	   ||  &&  |  ^	 &  ==	!=  =~	!~  <=	>=
	   <  >	<<  >>	+  -  *	 /  %  !  ~  (	)

       Here the	precedence increases to	the right, `=='	`!='  `=~'  and	 `!~',
       `<='  `>='  `<'	and  `>',  `<<'	and `>>', `+' and `-', `*' `/' and `%'
       being, in groups, at the	same level.  The `==' `!=' `=~'	and `!~' oper-
       ators  compare  their  arguments	as strings; all	others operate on num-
       bers.  The operators `=~' and `!~' are like `!='	and `=='  except  that
       the  right  hand	 side  is  a  glob-pattern (see	Filename substitution)
       against which the left hand operand is matched.	This reduces the  need
       for use of the switch builtin command in	shell scripts when all that is
       really needed is	pattern	matching.

       Null or missing arguments are  considered  `0'.	 The  results  of  all
       expressions are strings,	which represent	decimal	numbers.  It is	impor-
       tant to note that no two	components of an expression can	appear in  the
       same  word; except when adjacent	to components of expressions which are
       syntactically significant to the	parser (`&' `|'	`<' `>'	`(' `)')  they
       should be surrounded by spaces.

   Command exit	status
       Commands	 can be	executed in expressions	and their exit status returned
       by enclosing them in braces (`{}').  Remember that the braces should be
       separated  from the words of the	command	by spaces.  Command executions
       succeed,	returning true,	i.e., `1', if the command exits	with status 0,
       otherwise they fail, returning false, i.e., `0'.	 If more detailed sta-
       tus information is required then	the command should be executed outside
       of an expression	and the	status shell variable examined.

   File	inquiry	operators
       Some  of	 these operators perform true/false tests on files and related
       objects.	 They are of the form -op file,	where op is one	of

	   r   Read access
	   w   Write access
	   x   Execute access
	   X   Executable in the path or shell builtin,	e.g., `-X ls' and  `-X
	       ls-F' are generally true, but `-X /bin/ls' is not (+)
	   e   Existence
	   o   Ownership
	   z   Zero size
	   s   Non-zero	size (+)
	   f   Plain file
	   d   Directory
	   l   Symbolic	link (+) *
	   b   Block special file (+)
	   c   Character special file (+)
	   p   Named pipe (fifo) (+) *
	   S   Socket special file (+) *
	   u   Set-user-ID bit is set (+)
	   g   Set-group-ID bit	is set (+)
	   k   Sticky bit is set (+)
	   t   file  (which  must be a digit) is an open file descriptor for a
	       terminal	device (+)
	   R   Has been	migrated (convex only) (+)
	   L   Applies subsequent operators in a multiple-operator test	 to  a
	       symbolic	 link rather than to the file to which the link	points
	       (+) *

       file is command and filename expanded and then tested to	see if it  has
       the specified relationship to the real user.  If	file does not exist or
       is inaccessible or, for the operators indicated by `*', if  the	speci-
       fied file type does not exist on	the current system, then all enquiries
       return false, i.e., `0'.

       These operators may be combined for conciseness:	`-xy file' is  equiva-
       lent  to	`-x file && -y file'.  (+) For example,	`-fx' is true (returns
       `1') for	plain executable files,	but not	for directories.

       L may be	used in	a multiple-operator test to apply subsequent operators
       to  a  symbolic	link rather than to the	file to	which the link points.
       For example, `-lLo' is true for links owned by the invoking user.   Lr,
       Lw  and	Lx are always true for links and false for non-links.  L has a
       different meaning when it is the	last operator in  a  multiple-operator
       test; see below.

       It  is  possible	 but  not useful, and sometimes	misleading, to combine
       operators which expect file to be a file	with operators which  do  not,
       (e.g., X	and t).	 Following L with a non-file operator can lead to par-
       ticularly strange results.

       Other operators return other information, i.e., not just	 `0'  or  `1'.
       (+) They	have the same format as	before;	op may be one of

	   A	   Last	 file  access time, as the number of seconds since the
		   epoch
	   A:	   Like	A, but in timestamp format, e.g., `Fri May 14 16:36:10
		   1993'
	   M	   Last	file modification time
	   M:	   Like	M, but in timestamp format
	   C	   Last	inode modification time
	   C:	   Like	C, but in timestamp format
	   D	   Device number
	   I	   Inode number
	   F	   Composite file identifier, in the form device:inode
	   L	   The name of the file	pointed	to by a	symbolic link
	   N	   Number of (hard) links
	   P	   Permissions,	in octal, without leading zero
	   P:	   Like	P, with	leading	zero
	   Pmode   Equivalent  to  `-P file & mode', e.g., `-P22 file' returns
		   `22'	if file	is writable by group and  other,  `20'	if  by
		   group only, and `0' if by neither
	   Pmode:  Like	Pmode, with leading zero
	   U	   Numeric userid
	   U:	   Username, or	the numeric userid if the username is unknown
	   G	   Numeric groupid
	   G:	   Groupname,  or  the	numeric	 groupid  if  the groupname is
		   unknown
	   Z	   Size, in bytes

       Only one	of these operators may appear in a multiple-operator test, and
       it must be the last.  Note that L has a different meaning at the	end of
       and elsewhere in	a multiple-operator test.   Because  `0'  is  a	 valid
       return  value  for many of these	operators, they	do not return `0' when
       they fail: most return `-1', and	F returns `:'.

       If the shell is compiled	with POSIX  defined  (see  the	version	 shell
       variable), the result of	a file inquiry is based	on the permission bits
       of the file and not on the result of the	access(2)  system  call.   For
       example,	if one tests a file with -w whose permissions would ordinarily
       allow writing but which is on a file system mounted read-only, the test
       will succeed in a POSIX shell but fail in a non-POSIX shell.

       File  inquiry operators can also	be evaluated with the filetest builtin
       command (q.v.) (+).

   Jobs
       The shell associates a job with each pipeline.  It  keeps  a  table  of
       current jobs, printed by	the jobs command, and assigns them small inte-
       ger numbers.  When a job	is started asynchronously with `&', the	 shell
       prints a	line which looks like

	   [1] 1234

       indicating that the job which was started asynchronously	was job	number
       1 and had one (top-level) process, whose	process	id was 1234.

       If you are running a job	and wish to do something else you may hit  the
       suspend	key  (usually  `^Z'), which sends a STOP signal	to the current
       job.  The shell will then normally indicate that	the job	has been `Sus-
       pended'	and  print  another prompt.  If	the listjobs shell variable is
       set, all	jobs will be listed like the jobs builtin command;  if	it  is
       set  to `long' the listing will be in long format, like `jobs -l'.  You
       can then	manipulate the state of	the suspended job.  You	can put	it  in
       the  ``background''  with the bg	command	or run some other commands and
       eventually bring	the job	back into the ``foreground''  with  fg.	  (See
       also  the  run-fg-editor	 editor	command.)  A `^Z' takes	effect immedi-
       ately and is like an interrupt in that pending output and unread	 input
       are  discarded  when  it	is typed.  The wait builtin command causes the
       shell to	wait for all background	jobs to	complete.

       The `^]'	key sends a delayed suspend signal, which does not generate  a
       STOP signal until a program attempts to read(2) it, to the current job.
       This can	usefully be typed ahead	when you have prepared	some  commands
       for  a job which	you wish to stop after it has read them.  The `^Y' key
       performs	this function in csh(1); in tcsh, `^Y' is an editing  command.
       (+)

       A  job  being  run in the background stops if it	tries to read from the
       terminal.  Background jobs are normally allowed to produce output,  but
       this  can  be disabled by giving	the command `stty tostop'.  If you set
       this tty	option,	then background	jobs will stop when they try  to  pro-
       duce output like	they do	when they try to read input.

       There  are  several  ways to refer to jobs in the shell.	 The character
       `%' introduces a	job name.  If you wish to refer	to job number  1,  you
       can  name  it  as `%1'.	Just naming a job brings it to the foreground;
       thus `%1' is a synonym for `fg %1', bringing job	1 back into the	 fore-
       ground.	Similarly, saying `%1 &' resumes job 1 in the background, just
       like `bg	%1'.  A	job can	also be	named by an unambiguous	prefix of  the
       string  typed  in to start it: `%ex' would normally restart a suspended
       ex(1) job, if there were	only one suspended job whose name  began  with
       the  string  `ex'.   It is also possible	to say `%?string' to specify a
       job whose text contains string, if there	is only	one such job.

       The shell maintains a notion of the current and previous	jobs.  In out-
       put  pertaining	to  jobs, the current job is marked with a `+' and the
       previous	job with a `-'.	 The abbreviations `%+', `%', and (by  analogy
       with the	syntax of the history mechanism) `%%' all refer	to the current
       job, and	`%-' refers to the previous job.

       The job control mechanism requires that the stty(1) option `new'	be set
       on  some	systems.  It is	an artifact from a `new' implementation	of the
       tty driver which	allows generation of  interrupt	 characters  from  the
       keyboard	 to tell jobs to stop.	See stty(1) and	the setty builtin com-
       mand for	details	on setting options in the new tty driver.

   Status reporting
       The shell learns	immediately whenever a process changes state.  It nor-
       mally  informs  you  whenever  a	job becomes blocked so that no further
       progress	is possible, but only right before it prints a	prompt.	  This
       is  done	so that	it does	not otherwise disturb your work.  If, however,
       you set the shell variable notify, the shell will  notify  you  immedi-
       ately  of  changes of status in background jobs.	 There is also a shell
       command notify which marks a single process so that its status  changes
       will  be	 immediately  reported.	  By  default notify marks the current
       process;	simply say `notify' after starting a background	 job  to  mark
       it.

       When  you  try  to  leave the shell while jobs are stopped, you will be
       warned that `There are suspended	jobs.' You may use the jobs command to
       see  what  they	are.  If you do	this or	immediately try	to exit	again,
       the shell will not warn you a second time, and the suspended jobs  will
       be terminated.

   Automatic, periodic and timed events	(+)
       There are various ways to run commands and take other actions automati-
       cally at	various	times in the ``life cycle'' of the  shell.   They  are
       summarized  here, and described in detail under the appropriate Builtin
       commands, Special shell variables and Special aliases.

       The sched builtin command puts commands in a scheduled-event  list,  to
       be executed by the shell	at a given time.

       The  beepcmd,  cwdcmd,  periodic,  precmd,  postcmd, and	jobcmd Special
       aliases can be set, respectively, to execute commands  when  the	 shell
       wants  to ring the bell,	when the working directory changes, every tpe-
       riod minutes, before each prompt, before	each  command  gets  executed,
       after  each  command  gets  executed,  and  when	a job is started or is
       brought into the	foreground.

       The autologout shell variable can be set	to log out or lock  the	 shell
       after a given number of minutes of inactivity.

       The  mail shell variable	can be set to check for	new mail periodically.

       The printexitvalue shell	variable can be	set to print the  exit	status
       of commands which exit with a status other than zero.

       The  rmstar  shell  variable can	be set to ask the user,	when `rm *' is
       typed, if that is really	what was meant.

       The time	shell variable can be set to execute the time builtin  command
       after the completion of any process that	takes more than	a given	number
       of CPU seconds.

       The watch and who shell variables can be	set to	report	when  selected
       users log in or out, and	the log	builtin	command	reports	on those users
       at any time.

   Native Language System support (+)
       The shell is eight bit clean (if	so compiled;  see  the	version	 shell
       variable)  and  thus  supports  character sets needing this capability.
       NLS support differs depending on	whether	or not the shell was  compiled
       to  use	the  system's NLS (again, see version).	 In either case, 7-bit
       ASCII is	the default character code (e.g., the classification of	 which
       characters  are	printable)  and	 sorting,  and	changing  the  LANG or
       LC_CTYPE	environment variables causes a check for possible  changes  in
       these respects.

       When  using  the	 system's  NLS,	the setlocale(3) function is called to
       determine appropriate character code/classification and sorting	(e.g.,
       a  'en_CA.UTF-8'	 would yield "UTF-8" as	a character code).  This func-
       tion typically examines the LANG	and  LC_CTYPE  environment  variables;
       refer  to the system documentation for further details.	When not using
       the system's NLS, the shell simulates  it  by  assuming	that  the  ISO
       8859-1  character  set is used whenever either of the LANG and LC_CTYPE
       variables are set, regardless of	their values.  Sorting is not affected
       for the simulated NLS.

       In addition, with both real and simulated NLS, all printable characters
       in the range \200-\377, i.e., those  that  have	M-char	bindings,  are
       automatically  rebound to self-insert-command.  The corresponding bind-
       ing for the escape-char sequence, if any, is left alone.	 These charac-
       ters are	not rebound if the NOREBIND environment	variable is set.  This
       may be useful for the simulated NLS  or	a  primitive  real  NLS	 which
       assumes	full  ISO 8859-1.  Otherwise, all M-char bindings in the range
       \240-\377 are effectively undone.  Explicitly  rebinding	 the  relevant
       keys with bindkey is of course still possible.

       Unknown	characters (i.e., those	that are neither printable nor control
       characters) are printed in the format \nnn.  If the tty is not in 8 bit
       mode,  other  8	bit characters are printed by converting them to ASCII
       and using standout mode.	 The shell never changes the 7/8 bit  mode  of
       the  tty	 and tracks user-initiated changes of 7/8 bit mode.  NLS users
       (or, for	that matter, those who want to use a meta  key)	 may  need  to
       explicitly  set	the  tty in 8 bit mode through the appropriate stty(1)
       command in, e.g., the ~/.login file.

   OS variant support (+)
       A number	of new builtin commands	are provided to	 support  features  in
       particular  operating  systems.	 All  are  described  in detail	in the
       Builtin commands	section.

       On  systems  that  support  TCF	(aix-ibm370,  aix-ps2),	 getspath  and
       setspath	 get  and set the system execution path, getxvers and setxvers
       get and set the experimental version prefix and migrate	migrates  pro-
       cesses  between	sites.	The jobs builtin prints	the site on which each
       job is executing.

       Under BS2000, bs2cmd executes commands  of  the	underlying  BS2000/OSD
       operating system.

       Under  Domain/OS,  inlib	 adds shared libraries to the current environ-
       ment, rootnode changes the rootnode and ver changes the systype.

       Under Mach, setpath is equivalent to Mach's setpath(1).

       Under Masscomp/RTU and Harris CX/UX, universe sets the universe.

       Under Harris CX/UX, ucb or att runs a command under the specified  uni-
       verse.

       Under Convex/OS,	warp prints or sets the	universe.

       The  VENDOR, OSTYPE and MACHTYPE	environment variables indicate respec-
       tively the vendor, operating system and	machine	 type  (microprocessor
       class  or  machine model) of the	system on which	the shell thinks it is
       running.	 These are particularly	useful when sharing one's home	direc-
       tory between several types of machines; one can,	for example,

	   set path = (~/bin.$MACHTYPE /usr/ucb	/bin /usr/bin .)

       in  one's ~/.login and put executables compiled for each	machine	in the
       appropriate directory.

       The version shell variable indicates what options were chosen when  the
       shell was compiled.

       Note  also  the	newgrp builtin,	the afsuser and	echo_style shell vari-
       ables and the system-dependent locations	of  the	 shell's  input	 files
       (see FILES).

   Signal handling
       Login  shells  ignore  interrupts when reading the file ~/.logout.  The
       shell ignores quit signals unless started with -q.  Login shells	 catch
       the terminate signal, but non-login shells inherit the terminate	behav-
       ior from	their parents.	Other signals have the values which the	 shell
       inherited from its parent.

       In  shell scripts, the shell's handling of interrupt and	terminate sig-
       nals can	be controlled with onintr, and its handling of hangups can  be
       controlled with hup and nohup.

       The  shell  exits on a hangup (see also the logout shell	variable).  By
       default,	the shell's children do	too, but the shell does	not send  them
       a hangup	when it	exits.	hup arranges for the shell to send a hangup to
       a child when it exits, and nohup	sets a child to	ignore hangups.

   Terminal management (+)
       The shell uses  three  different	 sets  of  terminal  (``tty'')	modes:
       `edit',	used  when editing, `quote', used when quoting literal charac-
       ters, and `execute', used when executing	 commands.   The  shell	 holds
       some settings in	each mode constant, so commands	which leave the	tty in
       a confused state	do not interfere  with	the  shell.   The  shell  also
       matches	changes	 in the	speed and padding of the tty.  The list	of tty
       modes that are kept constant can	be  examined  and  modified  with  the
       setty  builtin.	Note that although the editor uses CBREAK mode (or its
       equivalent), it takes typed-ahead characters anyway.

       The echotc, settc and telltc commands can be  used  to  manipulate  and
       debug terminal capabilities from	the command line.

       On systems that support SIGWINCH	or SIGWINDOW, the shell	adapts to win-
       dow resizing automatically and adjusts the environment variables	 LINES
       and  COLUMNS  if	set.  If the environment variable TERMCAP contains li#
       and co# fields, the shell adjusts them to reflect the new window	 size.

REFERENCE
       The  next sections of this manual describe all of the available Builtin
       commands, Special aliases and Special shell variables.

   Builtin commands
       %job    A synonym for the fg builtin command.

       %job &  A synonym for the bg builtin command.

       :       Does nothing, successfully.

       @
       @ name =	expr
       @ name[index] = expr
       @ name++|--
       @ name[index]++|--
	       The first form prints the values	of all shell variables.

	       The second form assigns the value of expr to name.   The	 third
	       form  assigns  the  value  of expr to the index'th component of
	       name; both name and its index'th	component must already	exist.

	       expr  may  contain  the	operators `*', `+', etc., as in	C.  If
	       expr contains `<', `>', `&' or `' then at least	that  part  of
	       expr  must be placed within `()'.  Note that the	syntax of expr
	       has nothing to do with that described under Expressions.

	       The fourth and fifth forms increment (`++') or decrement	(`--')
	       name or its index'th component.

	       The space between `@' and name is required.  The	spaces between
	       name and	`=' and	between	`=' and	expr are optional.  Components
	       of expr must be separated by spaces.

       alias [name [wordlist]]
	       Without	arguments,  prints all aliases.	 With name, prints the
	       alias for name.	With name and wordlist,	 assigns  wordlist  as
	       the  alias  of  name.  wordlist is command and filename substi-
	       tuted.  name may	not be `alias' or  `unalias'.	See  also  the
	       unalias builtin command.

       alloc   Shows  the  amount of dynamic memory acquired, broken down into
	       used and	free memory.  With an argument	shows  the  number  of
	       free  and  used	blocks	in each	size category.	The categories
	       start at	size 8 and double at each step.	 This command's	output
	       may  vary  across  system types,	because	systems	other than the
	       VAX may use a different memory allocator.

       bg [%job	...]
	       Puts the	specified jobs (or,  without  arguments,  the  current
	       job)  into  the	background,  continuing	each if	it is stopped.
	       job may be a number, a string, `', `%', `+' or `-' as described
	       under Jobs.

       bindkey [-l|-d|-e|-v|-u]	(+)
       bindkey [-a] [-b] [-k] [-r] [--]	key (+)
       bindkey [-a] [-b] [-k] [-c|-s] [--] key command (+)
	       Without	options,  the  first form lists	all bound keys and the
	       editor command to which each is bound, the  second  form	 lists
	       the  editor  command  to	 which key is bound and	the third form
	       binds the editor	command	command	to key.	 Options include:

	       -l  Lists all editor commands and a short description of	 each.
	       -d  Binds  all  keys  to	 the standard bindings for the default
		   editor.
	       -e  Binds all keys to the standard GNU Emacs-like bindings.
	       -v  Binds all keys to the standard vi(1)-like bindings.
	       -a  Lists or changes key-bindings in the	alternative  key  map.
		   This	is the key map used in vi command mode.
	       -b  key	is interpreted as a control character written ^charac-
		   ter (e.g., `^A') or C-character (e.g., `C-A'), a meta char-
		   acter  written  M-character	(e.g.,	`M-A'),	a function key
		   written F-string (e.g., `F-string'),	or an extended	prefix
		   key written X-character (e.g., `X-A').
	       -k  key	is interpreted as a symbolic arrow key name, which may
		   be one of `down', `up', `left' or `right'.
	       -r  Removes key's binding.  Be careful: `bindkey	-r'  does  not
		   bind	key to self-insert-command (q.v.), it unbinds key com-
		   pletely.
	       -c  command is interpreted as a	builtin	 or  external  command
		   instead of an editor	command.
	       -s  command  is taken as	a literal string and treated as	termi-
		   nal input when key is typed.	 Bound	keys  in  command  are
		   themselves reinterpreted, and this continues	for ten	levels
		   of interpretation.
	       --  Forces a break from option processing, so the next word  is
		   taken as key	even if	it begins with '-'.
	       -u (or any invalid option)
		   Prints a usage message.

	       key  may	 be  a	single character or a string.  If a command is
	       bound to	a string, the first character of the string  is	 bound
	       to  sequence-lead-in and	the entire string is bound to the com-
	       mand.

	       Control characters in key can be	literal	(they can be typed  by
	       preceding  them with the	editor command quoted-insert, normally
	       bound to	`^V') or written caret-character  style,  e.g.,	 `^A'.
	       Delete is written `^?'  (caret-question mark).  key and command
	       can contain backslashed escape sequences	(in the	style of  Sys-
	       tem V echo(1)) as follows:

		   \a	   Bell
		   \b	   Backspace
		   \e	   Escape
		   \f	   Form	feed
		   \n	   Newline
		   \r	   Carriage return
		   \t	   Horizontal tab
		   \v	   Vertical tab
		   \nnn	   The ASCII character corresponding to	the octal num-
			   ber nnn

	       `\' nullifies the special meaning of the	 following  character,
	       if it has any, notably `\' and `^'.

       bs2cmd bs2000-command (+)
	       Passes  bs2000-command  to  the	BS2000 command interpreter for
	       execution. Only non-interactive commands	can be	executed,  and
	       it  is  not  possible to	execute	any command that would overlay
	       the image of the	current	process, like /EXECUTE or /CALL-PROCE-
	       DURE. (BS2000 only)

       break   Causes execution	to resume after	the end	of the nearest enclos-
	       ing foreach or while.  The remaining commands  on  the  current
	       line  are  executed.   Multi-level  breaks are thus possible by
	       writing them all	on one line.

       breaksw Causes a	break from a switch, resuming after the	endsw.

       builtins	(+)
	       Prints the names	of all builtin commands.

       bye (+) A synonym for the logout	builtin	command.   Available  only  if
	       the shell was so	compiled; see the version shell	variable.

       case label:
	       A label in a switch statement as	discussed below.

       cd [-p] [-l] [-n|-v] [name]
	       If  a  directory	 name  is  given,  changes the shell's working
	       directory to name.  If not, changes to home.  If	name is	`-' it
	       is  interpreted	as  the	 previous working directory (see Other
	       substitutions).	(+) If name is not a subdirectory of the  cur-
	       rent  directory	(and  does not begin with `/', `./' or `../'),
	       each component of the variable cdpath is	checked	to see	if  it
	       has  a  subdirectory name.  Finally, if all else	fails but name
	       is a shell variable whose value begins with `/',	then  this  is
	       tried to	see if it is a directory.

	       With -p,	prints the final directory stack, just like dirs.  The
	       -l, -n and -v flags have	the same effect	on cd as on dirs,  and
	       they imply -p.  (+)

	       See also	the implicitcd shell variable.

       chdir   A synonym for the cd builtin command.

       complete	[command [word/pattern/list[:select]/[[suffix]/] ...]] (+)
	       Without	arguments, lists all completions.  With	command, lists
	       completions for command.	 With command and word	etc.,  defines
	       completions.

	       command may be a	full command name or a glob-pattern (see File-
	       name substitution).  It can begin with  `-'  to	indicate  that
	       completion should be used only when command is ambiguous.

	       word specifies which word relative to the current word is to be
	       completed, and may be one of the	following:

		   c   Current-word completion.	  pattern  is  a  glob-pattern
		       which  must  match the beginning	of the current word on
		       the command line.  pattern is ignored  when  completing
		       the current word.
		   C   Like  c,	 but includes pattern when completing the cur-
		       rent word.
		   n   Next-word completion.  pattern is a glob-pattern	 which
		       must  match  the	 beginning of the previous word	on the
		       command line.
		   N   Like n, but must	match the beginning of	the  word  two
		       before the current word.
		   p   Position-dependent  completion.	 pattern  is a numeric
		       range, with the same syntax used	to index  shell	 vari-
		       ables, which must include the current word.

	       list,  the list of possible completions,	may be one of the fol-
	       lowing:

		   a	   Aliases
		   b	   Bindings (editor commands)
		   c	   Commands (builtin or	external commands)
		   C	   External commands which  begin  with	 the  supplied
			   path	prefix
		   d	   Directories
		   D	   Directories which begin with	the supplied path pre-
			   fix
		   e	   Environment variables
		   f	   Filenames
		   F	   Filenames which begin with the supplied path	prefix
		   g	   Groupnames
		   j	   Jobs
		   l	   Limits
		   n	   Nothing
		   s	   Shell variables
		   S	   Signals
		   t	   Plain (``text'') files
		   T	   Plain  (``text'')  files  which begin with the sup-
			   plied path prefix
		   v	   Any variables
		   u	   Usernames
		   x	   Like	n, but	prints	select	when  list-choices  is
			   used.
		   X	   Completions
		   $var	   Words from the variable var
		   (...)   Words from the given	list
		   `...`   Words from the output of command

	       select  is an optional glob-pattern.  If	given, words from only
	       list that match select are considered  and  the	fignore	 shell
	       variable	 is  ignored.	The last three types of	completion may
	       not have	a select pattern, and x	uses select as an  explanatory
	       message when the	list-choices editor command is used.

	       suffix  is  a  single  character	to be appended to a successful
	       completion.  If null, no	character is appended.	If omitted (in
	       which  case  the	fourth delimiter can also be omitted), a slash
	       is appended to directories and a	space to other words.

	       command invoked from `...` version has  additional  environment
	       variable	 set,  the  variable name is COMMAND_LINE and contains
	       (as its name indicates) contents	of the current (already	 typed
	       in)  command  line.  One	 can  examine  and use contents	of the
	       COMMAND_LINE variable  in  her  custom  script  to  build  more
	       sophisticated  completions  (see	completion for svn(1) included
	       in this package).

	       Now for some examples.  Some commands take only directories  as
	       arguments, so there's no	point completing plain files.

		   > complete cd 'p/1/d/'

	       completes  only	the  first  word following `cd'	(`p/1')	with a
	       directory.  p-type completion can also be used to  narrow  down
	       command completion:

		   > co[^D]
		   complete compress
		   > complete -co* 'p/0/(compress)/'
		   > co[^D]
		   > compress

	       This completion completes commands (words in position 0,	`p/0')
	       which begin with	`co' (thus matching `co*') to `compress'  (the
	       only  word  in  the list).  The leading `-' indicates that this
	       completion is to	be used	with only ambiguous commands.

		   > complete find 'n/-user/u/'

	       is an example of	n-type completion.  Any	word following	`find'
	       and immediately following `-user' is completed from the list of
	       users.

		   > complete cc 'c/-I/d/'

	       demonstrates c-type completion.	Any word  following  `cc'  and
	       beginning  with	`-I' is	completed as a directory.  `-I'	is not
	       taken as	part of	the directory because we used lowercase	c.

	       Different lists are useful with different commands.

		   > complete alias 'p/1/a/'
		   > complete man 'p/*/c/'
		   > complete set 'p/1/s/'
		   > complete true 'p/1/x:Truth	has no options./'

	       These complete words following `alias' with aliases, `man' with
	       commands,  and `set' with shell variables.  `true' doesn't have
	       any options, so x does nothing when completion is attempted and
	       prints  `Truth  has  no	options.'  when	completion choices are
	       listed.

	       Note that the man example, and several  other  examples	below,
	       could just as well have used 'c/*' or 'n/*' as 'p/*'.

	       Words  can be completed from a variable evaluated at completion
	       time,

		   > complete ftp 'p/1/$hostnames/'
		   > set hostnames = (rtfm.mit.edu tesla.ee.cornell.edu)
		   > ftp [^D]
		   rtfm.mit.edu	tesla.ee.cornell.edu
		   > ftp [^C]
		   >  set  hostnames  =	  (rtfm.mit.edu	  tesla.ee.cornell.edu
		   uunet.uu.net)
		   > ftp [^D]
		   rtfm.mit.edu	tesla.ee.cornell.edu uunet.uu.net

	       or from a command run at	completion time:

		   > complete kill 'p/*/`ps | awk \{print\ \$1\}`/'
		   > kill -9 [^D]
		   23113 23377 23380 23406 23429 23529 23530 PID

	       Note  that the complete command does not	itself quote its argu-
	       ments, so the braces, space and `$' in  `{print	$1}'  must  be
	       quoted explicitly.

	       One command can have multiple completions:

		   > complete dbx 'p/2/(core)/'	'p/*/c/'

	       completes the second argument to	`dbx' with the word `core' and
	       all other arguments with	commands.  Note	 that  the  positional
	       completion   is	specified  before  the	next-word  completion.
	       Because completions are evaluated from left to  right,  if  the
	       next-word completion were specified first it would always match
	       and the positional completion would never be executed.  This is
	       a common	mistake	when defining a	completion.

	       The  select  pattern  is	useful when a command takes files with
	       only particular forms as	arguments.  For	example,

		   > complete cc 'p/*/f:*.[cao]/'

	       completes `cc' arguments	to files ending	in only	`.c', `.a', or
	       `.o'.  select can also exclude files, using negation of a glob-
	       pattern as described under Filename  substitution.   One	 might
	       use

		   > complete rm 'p/*/f:^*.{c,h,cc,C,tex,1,man,l,y}/'

	       to  exclude  precious  source  code  from  `rm' completion.  Of
	       course, one could still type excluded names manually  or	 over-
	       ride  the  completion  mechanism	using the complete-word-raw or
	       list-choices-raw	editor commands	(q.v.).

	       The `C',	`D', `F' and `T' lists are like	`c', `d', `f' and  `t'
	       respectively,  but  they	use the	select argument	in a different
	       way: to restrict	completion to files beginning with a  particu-
	       lar path	prefix.	 For example, the Elm mail program uses	`=' as
	       an abbreviation for one's mail directory.  One might use

		   > complete elm c@=@F:$HOME/Mail/@

	       to complete `elm	-f =' as if it were `elm  -f  ~/Mail/'.	  Note
	       that  we	 used  `@'  instead of `/' to avoid confusion with the
	       select argument,	and we used `$HOME'  instead  of  `~'  because
	       home  directory	substitution  works at only the	beginning of a
	       word.

	       suffix is used to add a nonstandard suffix (not	space  or  `/'
	       for directories)	to completed words.

		   > complete finger 'c/*@/$hostnames/'	'p/1/u/@'

	       completes arguments to `finger' from the	list of	users, appends
	       an `@', and then	completes after	the `@'	from  the  `hostnames'
	       variable.   Note	 again	the order in which the completions are
	       specified.

	       Finally,	here's a complex example for inspiration:

		   > complete find \
		   'n/-name/f/'	'n/-newer/f/' 'n/-{,n}cpio/f/' \
		   'n/-exec/c/'	'n/-ok/c/' 'n/-user/u/'	\
		   'n/-group/g/' 'n/-fstype/(nfs 4.2)/'	\
		   'n/-type/(b c d f l p s)/' \
		   'c/-/(name newer cpio ncpio exec ok user \
		   group fstype	type atime ctime depth inum \
		   ls mtime nogroup nouser perm	print prune \
		   size	xdev)/'	\
		   'p/*/d/'

	       This completes words following `-name',	`-newer',  `-cpio'  or
	       `ncpio'	(note  the pattern which matches both) to files, words
	       following `-exec' or `-ok' to commands, words following	`user'
	       and  `group' to users and groups	respectively and words follow-
	       ing `-fstype' or	`-type'	to members of  the  given  lists.   It
	       also  completes	the  switches  themselves  from	the given list
	       (note the use of	c-type completion) and completes anything  not
	       otherwise completed to a	directory.  Whew.

	       Remember	 that  programmed  completions are ignored if the word
	       being completed is a tilde substitution (beginning with `~') or
	       a  variable  (beginning with `$').  complete is an experimental
	       feature,	and the	syntax may change in future  versions  of  the
	       shell.  See also	the uncomplete builtin command.

       continue
	       Continues  execution of the nearest enclosing while or foreach.
	       The rest	of the commands	on the current line are	executed.

       default:
	       Labels the default case in a switch statement.  It should  come
	       after all case labels.

       dirs [-l] [-n|-v]
       dirs -S|-L [filename] (+)
       dirs -c (+)
	       The  first  form	 prints	 the  directory	stack.	The top	of the
	       stack is	at the left and	the first directory in	the  stack  is
	       the  current  directory.	 With -l, `~' or `~name' in the	output
	       is expanded explicitly to home or  the  pathname	 of  the  home
	       directory  for  user  name.   (+)  With -n, entries are wrapped
	       before they reach the edge of the screen.  (+) With -v, entries
	       are  printed  one  per line, preceded by	their stack positions.
	       (+) If more than	one of -n or -v	is given, -v takes precedence.
	       -p is accepted but does nothing.

	       With  -S, the second form saves the directory stack to filename
	       as a series of cd and  pushd  commands.	 With  -L,  the	 shell
	       sources	filename,  which  is presumably	a directory stack file
	       saved by	the -S option or the savedirs  mechanism.   In	either
	       case,  dirsfile is used if filename is not given	and ~/.cshdirs
	       is used if dirsfile is unset.

	       Note that login shells  do  the	equivalent  of	`dirs  -L'  on
	       startup	and,  if  savedirs  is	set, `dirs -S' before exiting.
	       Because only ~/.tcshrc is normally sourced  before  ~/.cshdirs,
	       dirsfile	should be set in ~/.tcshrc rather than ~/.login.

	       The last	form clears the	directory stack.

       echo [-n] word ...
	       Writes  each  word to the shell's standard output, separated by
	       spaces and terminated with a  newline.	The  echo_style	 shell
	       variable	 may  be  set to emulate (or not) the flags and	escape
	       sequences of the	BSD and/or System  V  versions	of  echo;  see
	       echo(1).

       echotc [-sv] arg	... (+)
	       Exercises  the  terminal	capabilities (see termcap(5)) in args.
	       For example, 'echotc home' sends	the cursor to the  home	 posi-
	       tion,  'echotc  cm  3  10' sends	it to column 3 and row 10, and
	       'echotc ts 0; echo "This	is a test."; echotc fs'	 prints	 "This
	       is a test."  in the status line.

	       If arg is 'baud', 'cols', 'lines', 'meta' or 'tabs', prints the
	       value of	that capability	("yes" or  "no"	 indicating  that  the
	       terminal	does or	does not have that capability).	 One might use
	       this to make the	output from a shell  script  less  verbose  on
	       slow  terminals,	or limit command output	to the number of lines
	       on the screen:

		   > set history=`echotc lines`
		   > @ history--

	       Termcap strings may contain wildcards which will	not echo  cor-
	       rectly.	 One  should  use  double  quotes when setting a shell
	       variable	to a terminal capability string, as in	the  following
	       example that places the date in the status line:

		   > set tosl="`echotc ts 0`"
		   > set frsl="`echotc fs`"
		   > echo -n "$tosl";date; echo	-n "$frsl"

	       With  -s,  nonexistent  capabilities  return  the  empty	string
	       rather than causing an error.  With -v, messages	are verbose.

       else
       end
       endif
       endsw   See the description of  the  foreach,  if,  switch,  and	 while
	       statements below.

       eval arg	...
	       Treats  the  arguments  as  input to the	shell and executes the
	       resulting command(s) in the context of the current shell.  This
	       is  usually used	to execute commands generated as the result of
	       command or variable substitution, because parsing occurs	before
	       these substitutions.  See tset(1) for a sample use of eval.

       exec command
	       Executes	the specified command in place of the current shell.

       exit [expr]
	       The shell exits either with the value of	the specified expr (an
	       expression, as described	under Expressions) or,	without	 expr,
	       with the	value 0.

       fg [%job	...]
	       Brings  the  specified jobs (or,	without	arguments, the current
	       job) into the foreground, continuing each  if  it  is  stopped.
	       job may be a number, a string, `', `%', `+' or `-' as described
	       under Jobs.  See	also the run-fg-editor editor command.

       filetest	-op file ... (+)
	       Applies op (which is a file inquiry operator as described under
	       File inquiry operators) to each file and	returns	the results as
	       a space-separated list.

       foreach name (wordlist)
       ...
       end     Successively sets the variable name to each member of  wordlist
	       and  executes the sequence of commands between this command and
	       the matching end.  (Both	foreach	and end	must appear  alone  on
	       separate	 lines.)   The builtin command continue	may be used to
	       continue	the loop prematurely and the builtin command break  to
	       terminate  it  prematurely.  When this command is read from the
	       terminal, the loop is read once prompting with `foreach?	'  (or
	       prompt2)	 before	 any  statements in the	loop are executed.  If
	       you make	a mistake typing in a loop at the terminal you can rub
	       it out.

       getspath	(+)
	       Prints the system execution path.  (TCF only)

       getxvers	(+)
	       Prints the experimental version prefix.	(TCF only)

       glob wordlist
	       Like  echo,  but	the `-n' parameter is not recognized and words
	       are delimited by	null characters	in  the	 output.   Useful  for
	       programs	 which wish to use the shell to	filename expand	a list
	       of words.

       goto word
	       word is filename	and command-substituted	to yield a  string  of
	       the  form `label'.  The shell rewinds its input as much as pos-
	       sible, searches for a line of the form `label:',	possibly  pre-
	       ceded  by  blanks  or  tabs, and	continues execution after that
	       line.

       hashstat
	       Prints a	statistics line	indicating how effective the  internal
	       hash table has been at locating commands	(and avoiding exec's).
	       An exec is attempted for	each component of the path  where  the
	       hash  function  indicates a possible hit, and in	each component
	       which does not begin with a `/'.

	       On machines without vfork(2), prints only the number  and  size
	       of hash buckets.

       history [-hTr] [n]
       history -S|-L|-M	[filename] (+)
       history -c (+)
	       The  first  form	 prints	the history event list.	 If n is given
	       only the	n most recent events are printed or saved.   With  -h,
	       the  history list is printed without leading numbers.  If -T is
	       specified, timestamps are printed also in comment form.	 (This
	       can be used to produce files suitable for loading with 'history
	       -L' or 'source -h'.)  With -r, the order	of  printing  is  most
	       recent first rather than	oldest first.

	       With  -S,  the  second form saves the history list to filename.
	       If the first word of the	savehist shell variable	is  set	 to  a
	       number,	at most	that many lines	are saved.  If the second word
	       of savehist is set to `merge', the history list is merged  with
	       the  existing history file instead of replacing it (if there is
	       one) and	sorted by time stamp.  (+) Merging is intended for  an
	       environment  like  the  X  Window System	with several shells in
	       simultaneous use.  Currently it succeeds	only when  the	shells
	       quit nicely one after another.

	       With -L,	the shell appends filename, which is presumably	a his-
	       tory list saved by the -S option	or the savehist	mechanism,  to
	       the  history list.  -M is like -L, but the contents of filename
	       are merged into the history list	and sorted by  timestamp.   In
	       either  case,  histfile	is  used  if filename is not given and
	       ~/.history is used if  histfile	is  unset.   `history  -L'  is
	       exactly	like  'source  -h'  except  that it does not require a
	       filename.

	       Note that login shells do the equivalent	 of  `history  -L'  on
	       startup	and,  if savehist is set, `history -S' before exiting.
	       Because only ~/.tcshrc is normally sourced  before  ~/.history,
	       histfile	should be set in ~/.tcshrc rather than ~/.login.

	       If  histlit  is	set, the first and second forms	print and save
	       the literal (unexpanded)	form of	the history list.

	       The last	form clears the	history	list.

       hup [command] (+)
	       With command, runs command such that it will exit on  a	hangup
	       signal  and  arranges  for the shell to send it a hangup	signal
	       when the	shell exits.  Note that	commands  may  set  their  own
	       response	 to  hangups,  overriding  hup.	  Without  an argument
	       (allowed	in only	a shell	script), causes	the shell to exit on a
	       hangup  for  the	remainder of the script.  See also Signal han-
	       dling and the nohup builtin command.

       if (expr) command
	       If expr (an expression, as described under Expressions)	evalu-
	       ates  true, then	command	is executed.  Variable substitution on
	       command happens early, at the same time it does for the rest of
	       the  if	command.   command  must  be  a	simple command,	not an
	       alias, a	pipeline, a command list or  a	parenthesized  command
	       list,  but  it  may  have  arguments.  Input/output redirection
	       occurs even if expr is false and	command	is thus	not  executed;
	       this is a bug.

       if (expr) then
       ...
       else if (expr2) then
       ...
       else
       ...
       endif   If  the	specified  expr	is true	then the commands to the first
	       else are	executed; otherwise if expr2 is	true then the commands
	       to  the	second	else are executed, etc.	 Any number of else-if
	       pairs are possible; only	one endif is needed.  The else part is
	       likewise	 optional.   (The  words else and endif	must appear at
	       the beginning of	input lines; the if must appear	alone  on  its
	       input line or after an else.)

       inlib shared-library ...	(+)
	       Adds  each shared-library to the	current	environment.  There is
	       no way to remove	a shared library.  (Domain/OS only)

       jobs [-l]
	       Lists the active	jobs.  With -l,	lists process IDs in  addition
	       to  the normal information.  On TCF systems, prints the site on
	       which each job is executing.

       kill [-s	signal]	%job|pid ...
       kill -l The first and second forms sends	the specified signal  (or,  if
	       none  is	 given,	 the TERM (terminate) signal) to the specified
	       jobs or processes.  job may be a	number,	a string, `', `%', `+'
	       or  `-'	as  described under Jobs.  Signals are either given by
	       number or by name (as given in /usr/include/signal.h,  stripped
	       of  the	prefix	`SIG').	  There	is no default job; saying just
	       `kill' does not send a signal to	the current job.  If the  sig-
	       nal  being  sent	 is TERM (terminate) or	HUP (hangup), then the
	       job or process is sent a	CONT (continue)	signal as  well.   The
	       third form lists	the signal names.

       limit [-h] [resource [maximum-use]]
	       Limits  the consumption by the current process and each process
	       it creates to not individually exceed maximum-use on the	speci-
	       fied  resource.	 If  no	maximum-use is given, then the current
	       limit is	printed; if no resource	is given, then all limitations
	       are  given.   If	the -h flag is given, the hard limits are used
	       instead of the current limits.  The hard	limits impose a	 ceil-
	       ing  on	the values of the current limits.  Only	the super-user
	       may raise the hard limits, but a	user may lower	or  raise  the
	       current limits within the legal range.

	       Controllable  resources	currently include (if supported	by the
	       OS):

	       cputime
		      the maximum number of cpu-seconds	to  be	used  by  each
		      process

	       filesize
		      the largest single file which can	be created

	       datasize
		      the  maximum growth of the data+stack region via sbrk(2)
		      beyond the end of	the program text

	       stacksize
		      the maximum size	of  the	 automatically-extended	 stack
		      region

	       coredumpsize
		      the size of the largest core dump	that will be created

	       memoryuse
		      the maximum amount of physical memory a process may have
		      allocated	to it at a given time

	       heapsize
		      the maximum amount of memory a process may allocate  per
		      brk() system call

	       descriptors or openfiles
		      the maximum number of open files for this	process

	       concurrency
		      the maximum number of threads for	this process

	       memorylocked
		      the  maximum  size  which	a process may lock into	memory
		      using mlock(2)

	       maxproc
		      the maximum number of simultaneous  processes  for  this
		      user id

	       sbsize the maximum size of socket buffer	usage for this user

	       swapsize
		      the  maximum  amount  of swap space reserved or used for
		      this user

	       maximum-use may be given	as a (floating point or	integer)  num-
	       ber  followed  by  a  scale  factor.  For all limits other than
	       cputime the default scale is `k'	or `kilobytes' (1024 bytes); a
	       scale  factor  of  `m'  or  `megabytes'	may also be used.  For
	       cputime the default scaling is `seconds', while `m' for minutes
	       or  `h' for hours, or a time of the form	`mm:ss'	giving minutes
	       and seconds may be used.

	       For both	resource names and scale factors, unambiguous prefixes
	       of the names suffice.

       log (+) Prints  the watch shell variable	and reports on each user indi-
	       cated in	watch who is logged in,	regardless of when  they  last
	       logged in.  See also watchlog.

       login   Terminates  a  login  shell,  replacing	it with	an instance of
	       /bin/login. This	is one way to log off, included	 for  compati-
	       bility with sh(1).

       logout  Terminates  a  login  shell.  Especially	useful if ignoreeof is
	       set.

       ls-F [-switch ...] [file	...] (+)
	       Lists files like	`ls -F', but much faster.  It identifies  each
	       type of special file in the listing with	a special character:

	       /   Directory
	       *   Executable
	       #   Block device
	       %   Character device
	       |   Named pipe (systems with named pipes	only)
	       =   Socket (systems with	sockets	only)
	       @   Symbolic link (systems with symbolic	links only)
	       +   Hidden  directory  (AIX  only)  or context dependent	(HP/UX
		   only)
	       :   Network special (HP/UX only)

	       If the listlinks	shell variable	is  set,  symbolic  links  are
	       identified  in  more detail (on only systems that have them, of
	       course):

	       @   Symbolic link to a non-directory
	       >   Symbolic link to a directory
	       &   Symbolic link to nowhere

	       listlinks also slows down ls-F and  causes  partitions  holding
	       files pointed to	by symbolic links to be	mounted.

	       If  the	listflags shell	variable is set	to `x',	`a' or `A', or
	       any combination thereof (e.g., `xA'), they are used as flags to
	       ls-F, making it act like	`ls -xF', `ls -Fa', `ls	-FA' or	a com-
	       bination	(e.g., `ls -FxA').  On machines	where `ls -C'  is  not
	       the default, ls-F acts like `ls -CF', unless listflags contains
	       an `x', in which	case it	acts like `ls -xF'.  ls-F  passes  its
	       arguments  to  ls(1)  if	it is given any	switches, so `alias ls
	       ls-F' generally does the	right thing.

	       The ls-F	builtin	can list files using different colors  depend-
	       ing  on the filetype or extension.  See the color tcsh variable
	       and the LS_COLORS environment variable.

       migrate [-site] pid|%jobid ... (+)
       migrate -site (+)
	       The first form migrates the process or job to the  site	speci-
	       fied  or	 the  default site determined by the system path.  The
	       second form is equivalent to `migrate -site  $$':  it  migrates
	       the current process to the specified site.  Migrating the shell
	       itself can cause	unexpected behavior, because  the  shell  does
	       not like	to lose	its tty.  (TCF only)

       newgrp [-] group	(+)
	       Equivalent  to `exec newgrp'; see newgrp(1).  Available only if
	       the shell was so	compiled; see the version shell	variable.

       nice [+number] [command]
	       Sets the	scheduling priority for	the shell to number, or, with-
	       out  number, to 4.  With	command, runs command at the appropri-
	       ate priority.  The greater the number, the less cpu the process
	       gets.   The  super-user	may specify negative priority by using
	       `nice -number ...'.  Command is always executed in a sub-shell,
	       and the restrictions placed on commands in simple if statements
	       apply.

       nohup [command]
	       With command, runs command such that it will ignore hangup sig-
	       nals.   Note  that  commands  may  set  their  own  response to
	       hangups,	overriding nohup.  Without  an	argument  (allowed  in
	       only  a	shell  script),	causes the shell to ignore hangups for
	       the remainder of	the script.  See also Signal handling and  the
	       hup builtin command.

       notify [%job ...]
	       Causes  the  shell  to  notify the user asynchronously when the
	       status of any of	the specified jobs (or,	without	%job, the cur-
	       rent  job) changes, instead of waiting until the	next prompt as
	       is usual.  job may be a number, a string, `', `%', `+'  or  `-'
	       as described under Jobs.	 See also the notify shell variable.

       onintr [-|label]
	       Controls	 the action of the shell on interrupts.	 Without argu-
	       ments, restores the default action of the shell on  interrupts,
	       which  is to terminate shell scripts or to return to the	termi-
	       nal command input level.	 With `-', causes all interrupts to be
	       ignored.	  With	label,	causes	the  shell  to execute a `goto
	       label' when an interrupt	is received or a child process	termi-
	       nates because it	was interrupted.

	       onintr  is ignored if the shell is running detached and in sys-
	       tem startup files (see FILES), where  interrupts	 are  disabled
	       anyway.

       popd [-p] [-l] [-n|-v] [+n]
	       Without	arguments, pops	the directory stack and	returns	to the
	       new top directory.  With	a number `+n', discards	the n'th entry
	       in the stack.

	       Finally,	 all  forms  of	 popd print the	final directory	stack,
	       just like dirs.	The pushdsilent	shell variable can be  set  to
	       prevent	this and the -p	flag can be given to override pushdsi-
	       lent.  The -l, -n and -v	flags have the same effect on popd  as
	       on dirs.	 (+)

       printenv	[name] (+)
	       Prints  the  names  and values of all environment variables or,
	       with name, the value of the environment variable	name.

       pushd [-p] [-l] [-n|-v] [name|+n]
	       Without arguments, exchanges the	top two	elements of the	direc-
	       tory  stack.   If  pushdtohome  is set, pushd without arguments
	       does `pushd ~', like cd.	 (+) With  name,  pushes  the  current
	       working directory onto the directory stack and changes to name.
	       If name is `-' it is interpreted	as the previous	working	direc-
	       tory (see Filename substitution).  (+) If dunique is set, pushd
	       removes any instances of	name from the stack before pushing  it
	       onto  the  stack.  (+) With a number `+n', rotates the nth ele-
	       ment of the directory stack around to be	the  top  element  and
	       changes	to  it.	  If  dextract	is  set,  however,  `pushd +n'
	       extracts	the nth	directory, pushes it onto the top of the stack
	       and changes to it.  (+)

	       Finally,	 all  forms  of	pushd print the	final directory	stack,
	       just like dirs.	The pushdsilent	shell variable can be  set  to
	       prevent	this and the -p	flag can be given to override pushdsi-
	       lent.  The -l, -n and -v	flags have the same effect on pushd as
	       on dirs.	 (+)

       rehash  Causes  the internal hash table of the contents of the directo-
	       ries in the path	variable to be recomputed.  This is needed  if
	       new  commands  are  added  to directories in path while you are
	       logged in.  This	should be necessary only if you	 add  commands
	       to  one	of  your  own  directories, or if a systems programmer
	       changes the contents of one of the  system  directories.	  Also
	       flushes the cache of home directories built by tilde expansion.

       repeat count command
	       The specified command, which is subject to  the	same  restric-
	       tions  as  the  command	in the one line	if statement above, is
	       executed	count times.  I/O  redirections	 occur	exactly	 once,
	       even if count is	0.

       rootnode	//nodename (+)
	       Changes	the rootnode to	//nodename, so that `/'	will be	inter-
	       preted as `//nodename'.	(Domain/OS only)

       sched (+)
       sched [+]hh:mm command (+)
       sched -n	(+)
	       The first form prints  the  scheduled-event  list.   The	 sched
	       shell  variable	may  be	 set to	define the format in which the
	       scheduled-event list is printed.	 The second form adds  command
	       to the scheduled-event list.  For example,

		   > sched 11:00 echo It\'s eleven o\'clock.

	       causes  the shell to echo `It's eleven o'clock.'	at 11 AM.  The
	       time may	be in 12-hour AM/PM format

		   > sched 5pm set prompt='[%h]	It\'s after 5; go home:	>'

	       or may be relative to the current time:

		   > sched +2:15 /usr/lib/uucp/uucico -r1 -sother

	       A relative time specification may not use  AM/PM	 format.   The
	       third form removes item n from the event	list:

		   > sched
			1  Wed Apr  4 15:42  /usr/lib/uucp/uucico -r1 -sother
			2   Wed	Apr  4 17:00  set prompt=[%h] It's after 5; go
		   home: >
		   > sched -2
		   > sched
			1  Wed Apr  4 15:42  /usr/lib/uucp/uucico -r1 -sother

	       A command in the	scheduled-event	list is	executed  just	before
	       the  first prompt is printed after the time when	the command is
	       scheduled.  It is possible to miss the exact time when the com-
	       mand  is	 to be run, but	an overdue command will	execute	at the
	       next prompt.  A command which comes  due	 while	the  shell  is
	       waiting	for user input is executed immediately.	 However, nor-
	       mal operation of	an already-running command will	not be	inter-
	       rupted so that a	scheduled-event	list element may be run.

	       This  mechanism	is  similar to,	but not	the same as, the at(1)
	       command on some Unix systems.  Its major	disadvantage  is  that
	       it  may	not  run a command at exactly the specified time.  Its
	       major advantage is that because sched runs  directly  from  the
	       shell,  it  has access to shell variables and other structures.
	       This provides a mechanism for changing one's  working  environ-
	       ment based on the time of day.

       set
       set name	...
       set name=word ...
       set [-r]	[-f|-l]	name=(wordlist)	... (+)
       set name[index]=word ...
       set -r (+)
       set -r name ... (+)
       set -r name=word	... (+)
	       The  first  form	 of  the command prints	the value of all shell
	       variables.  Variables which contain more	 than  a  single  word
	       print  as a parenthesized word list.  The second	form sets name
	       to the null string.  The	third form sets	 name  to  the	single
	       word.   The  fourth  form  sets	name  to  the list of words in
	       wordlist.  In all cases	the  value  is	command	 and  filename
	       expanded.   If -r is specified, the value is set	read-only.  If
	       -f or -l	are specified, set only	 unique	 words	keeping	 their
	       order.	-f  prefers the	first occurrence of a word, and	-l the
	       last.  The fifth	form sets the index'th component  of  name  to
	       word;  this component must already exist.  The sixth form lists
	       only the	names of all shell variables that are read-only.   The
	       seventh	form  makes  name  read-only,  whether or not it has a
	       value.  The second form sets name  to  the  null	 string.   The
	       eighth  form is the same	as the third form, but make name read-
	       only at the same	time.

	       These arguments can be repeated to set  and/or  make  read-only
	       multiple	 variables  in	a  single set command.	Note, however,
	       that variable expansion happens for all	arguments  before  any
	       setting	occurs.	  Note	also  that `=' can be adjacent to both
	       name and	word or	separated from both by whitespace, but	cannot
	       be  adjacent  to	 only  one  or	the other.  See	also the unset
	       builtin command.

       setenv [name [value]]
	       Without arguments, prints the names and values of all  environ-
	       ment variables.	Given name, sets the environment variable name
	       to value	or, without value, to the null string.

       setpath path (+)
	       Equivalent to setpath(1).  (Mach	only)

       setspath	LOCAL|site|cpu ... (+)
	       Sets the	system execution path.	(TCF only)

       settc cap value (+)
	       Tells the shell to believe that the terminal capability cap (as
	       defined in termcap(5)) has the value value.  No sanity checking
	       is done.	 Concept terminal users	may have to `settc xn  no'  to
	       get proper wrapping at the rightmost column.

       setty [-d|-q|-x]	[-a] [[+|-]mode] (+)
	       Controls	 which	tty  modes (see	Terminal management) the shell
	       does not	allow to change.  -d, -q or -x tells setty to  act  on
	       the `edit', `quote' or `execute'	set of tty modes respectively;
	       without -d, -q or -x, `execute' is used.

	       Without other arguments,	setty lists the	modes  in  the	chosen
	       set  which are fixed on (`+mode') or off	(`-mode').  The	avail-
	       able modes, and thus the	display, vary from system  to  system.
	       With  -a,  lists	all tty	modes in the chosen set	whether	or not
	       they are	fixed.	With +mode, -mode or mode, fixes  mode	on  or
	       off  or removes control from mode in the	chosen set.  For exam-
	       ple, `setty +echok echoe' fixes `echok' mode on and allows com-
	       mands  to  turn	`echoe'	mode on	or off,	both when the shell is
	       executing commands.

       setxvers	[string] (+)
	       Set the experimental version prefix to string, or removes it if
	       string is omitted.  (TCF	only)

       shift [variable]
	       Without	arguments,  discards argv[1] and shifts	the members of
	       argv to the left.  It is	an error for argv not to be set	or  to
	       have  less than one word	as value.  With	variable, performs the
	       same function on	variable.

       source [-h] name	[args ...]
	       The shell reads and executes commands from name.	 The  commands
	       are  not	 placed	 on  the history list.	If any args are	given,
	       they are	placed in argv.	 (+) source commands may be nested; if
	       they  are  nested  too  deeply  the  shell  may run out of file
	       descriptors.  An	error in a source at any level terminates  all
	       nested  source  commands.   With	-h, commands are placed	on the
	       history list instead of being executed, much like `history -L'.

       stop %job|pid ...
	       Stops  the  specified  jobs or processes	which are executing in
	       the background.	job may	be a number, a string, `', `%',	`+' or
	       `-'  as	described under	Jobs.  There is	no default job;	saying
	       just `stop' does	not stop the current job.

       suspend Causes the shell	to stop	in its tracks, much as if it had  been
	       sent  a	stop  signal with ^Z.  This is most often used to stop
	       shells started by su(1).

       switch (string)
       case str1:
	   ...
	   breaksw
       ...
       default:
	   ...
	   breaksw
       endsw   Each case label is successively matched,	against	the  specified
	       string  which is	first command and filename expanded.  The file
	       metacharacters `*', `?' and `[...]'  may	be used	 in  the  case
	       labels,	which  are  variable  expanded.	 If none of the	labels
	       match before a `default'	label is  found,  then	the  execution
	       begins  after  the  default  label.   Each  case	 label and the
	       default label must appear at the	beginning of a line.  The com-
	       mand  breaksw  causes  execution	 to  continue after the	endsw.
	       Otherwise control may fall  through  case  labels  and  default
	       labels  as  in C.  If no	label matches and there	is no default,
	       execution continues after the endsw.

       telltc (+)
	       Lists the values	of all terminal	capabilities (see termcap(5)).

       termname	[terminal type]	(+)
	       Tests if	terminal type (or the current value of TERM if no ter-
	       minal type is given) has	an entry in the	 hosts	termcap(5)  or
	       terminfo(5)  database.  Prints  the terminal type to stdout and
	       returns 0 if an entry is	present	otherwise returns 1.

       time [command]
	       Executes	command	(which must be a simple	command, not an	alias,
	       a pipeline, a command list or a parenthesized command list) and
	       prints a	time summary as	described under	the time variable.  If
	       necessary,  an extra shell is created to	print the time statis-
	       tic when	the command completes.	Without	command, prints	a time
	       summary for the current shell and its children.

       umask [value]
	       Sets  the file creation mask to value, which is given in	octal.
	       Common values for the mask are 002, giving all  access  to  the
	       group  and  read	 and execute access to others, and 022,	giving
	       read and	execute	access	to  the	 group	and  others.   Without
	       value, prints the current file creation mask.

       unalias pattern
	       Removes	all  aliases  whose  names match pattern.  `unalias *'
	       thus removes all	aliases.  It is	not an error for nothing to be
	       unaliased.

       uncomplete pattern (+)
	       Removes all completions whose names match pattern.  `uncomplete
	       *' thus removes all completions.	 It is not an error for	 noth-
	       ing to be uncompleted.

       unhash  Disables	 use  of  the internal hash table to speed location of
	       executed	programs.

       universe	universe (+)
	       Sets the	universe to universe.  (Masscomp/RTU only)

       unlimit [-hf] [resource]
	       Removes the limitation on resource or, if no resource is	speci-
	       fied,  all  resource  limitations.   With -h, the corresponding
	       hard limits are removed.	 Only  the  super-user	may  do	 this.
	       Note  that  unlimit may not exit	successful, since most systems
	       do not allow descriptors	to be unlimited.  With -f  errors  are
	       ignored.

       unset pattern
	       Removes	all  variables	whose names match pattern, unless they
	       are read-only.  `unset *' thus  removes	all  variables	unless
	       they are	read-only; this	is a bad idea.	It is not an error for
	       nothing to be unset.

       unsetenv	pattern
	       Removes all environment variables whose	names  match  pattern.
	       `unsetenv  *' thus removes all environment variables; this is a
	       bad idea.  It is	not an error for nothing to be unsetenved.

       ver [systype [command]] (+)
	       Without arguments, prints SYSTYPE.  With	systype, sets  SYSTYPE
	       to  systype.   With systype and command,	executes command under
	       systype.	 systype may  be  `bsd4.3'  or	`sys5.3'.   (Domain/OS
	       only)

       wait    The  shell  waits  for  all  background	jobs.  If the shell is
	       interactive, an interrupt will disrupt the wait and  cause  the
	       shell  to  print	 the  names and	job numbers of all outstanding
	       jobs.

       warp universe (+)
	       Sets the	universe to universe.  (Convex/OS only)

       watchlog	(+)
	       An alternate name for the log builtin command  (q.v.).	Avail-
	       able  only  if the shell	was so compiled; see the version shell
	       variable.

       where command (+)
	       Reports all known  instances  of	 command,  including  aliases,
	       builtins	and executables	in path.

       which command (+)
	       Displays	 the  command that will	be executed by the shell after
	       substitutions, path searching, etc.   The  builtin  command  is
	       just  like  which(1), but it correctly reports tcsh aliases and
	       builtins	and is 10 to 100 times faster.	See  also  the	which-
	       command editor command.

       while (expr)
       ...
       end     Executes	 the  commands	between	the while and the matching end
	       while expr (an  expression,  as	described  under  Expressions)
	       evaluates  non-zero.   while and	end must appear	alone on their
	       input lines.  break and continue	may be used  to	 terminate  or
	       continue	the loop prematurely.  If the input is a terminal, the
	       user is prompted	the first time through the loop	as with	 fore-
	       ach.

   Special aliases (+)
       If  set,	 each of these aliases executes	automatically at the indicated
       time.  They are all initially undefined.

       beepcmd Runs when the shell wants to ring the terminal bell.

       cwdcmd  Runs after every	change of working directory.  For example,  if
	       the  user is working on an X window system using	xterm(1) and a
	       re-parenting window manager that	supports title	bars  such  as
	       twm(1) and does

		   > alias cwdcmd  'echo -n "^[]2;${HOST}:$cwd ^G"'

	       then the	shell will change the title of the running xterm(1) to
	       be the name of the host,	a colon, and the full current  working
	       directory.  A fancier way to do that is

		   >	      alias	     cwdcmd	     'echo	    -n
		   "^[]2;${HOST}:$cwd^G^[]1;${HOST}^G"'

	       This will put the hostname and working directory	on  the	 title
	       bar but only the	hostname in the	icon manager menu.

	       Note  that  putting  a cd, pushd	or popd	in cwdcmd may cause an
	       infinite	loop.  It is the author's opinion that anyone doing so
	       will get	what they deserve.

       jobcmd  Runs  before  each  command  gets executed, or when the command
	       changes state.  This is similar to postcmd,  but	 it  does  not
	       print builtins.

		   > alias jobcmd  'echo -n "^[]2\;\!#:q^G"'

	       then  executing	vi  foo.c  will	 put the command string	in the
	       xterm title bar.

       helpcommand
	       Invoked by the run-help editor command.	The command  name  for
	       which  help is sought is	passed as sole argument.  For example,
	       if one does

		   > alias helpcommand '\!:1 --help'

	       then the	help display of	the command itself  will  be  invoked,
	       using  the  GNU help calling convention.	 Currently there is no
	       easy way	to account for various calling conventions (e.g.,  the
	       customary Unix `-h'), except by using a table of	many commands.

       periodic
	       Runs every tperiod minutes.  This provides a  convenient	 means
	       for checking on common but infrequent changes such as new mail.
	       For example, if one does

		   > set tperiod = 30
		   > alias periodic checknews

	       then the	checknews(1) program runs every	30 minutes.  If	 peri-
	       odic  is	set but	tperiod	is unset or set	to 0, periodic behaves
	       like precmd.

       precmd  Runs just before	each prompt is printed.	 For example,  if  one
	       does

		   > alias precmd date

	       then  date(1)  runs just	before the shell prompts for each com-
	       mand.  There are	no limits on what precmd can be	set to do, but
	       discretion should be used.

       postcmd Runs before each	command	gets executed.

		   > alias postcmd  'echo -n "^[]2\;\!#:q^G"'

	       then  executing	vi  foo.c  will	 put the command string	in the
	       xterm title bar.

       shell   Specifies the interpreter for executable	scripts	which  do  not
	       themselves  specify an interpreter.  The	first word should be a
	       full path name to the desired interpreter (e.g.,	`/bin/csh'  or
	       `/usr/local/bin/tcsh').

   Special shell variables
       The  variables  described  in  this section have	special	meaning	to the
       shell.

       The  shell  sets	 addsuffix,  argv,  autologout,	 csubstnonl,  command,
       echo_style,  edit,  gid,	 group,	 home,	loginsh,  oid,	path,  prompt,
       prompt2,	prompt3, shell,	shlvl, tcsh, term, tty,	uid, user and  version
       at  startup;  they do not change	thereafter unless changed by the user.
       The shell updates cwd, dirstack,	owd and	 status	 when  necessary,  and
       sets logout on logout.

       The shell synchronizes group, home, path, shlvl,	term and user with the
       environment variables of	the same names:	whenever the environment vari-
       able  changes  the  shell  changes  the corresponding shell variable to
       match (unless the shell variable	is read-only) and  vice	 versa.	  Note
       that  although  cwd  and	PWD have identical meanings, they are not syn-
       chronized in this manner, and that the  shell  automatically  intercon-
       verts the different formats of path and PATH.

       addsuffix (+)
	       If  set,	filename completion adds `/' to	the end	of directories
	       and a space to the end of normal	files when  they  are  matched
	       exactly.	 Set by	default.

       afsuser (+)
	       If set, autologout's autolock feature uses its value instead of
	       the local username for kerberos authentication.

       ampm (+)
	       If set, all times are shown in 12-hour AM/PM format.

       argv    The arguments to	the shell.  Positional	parameters  are	 taken
	       from  argv,  i.e., `$1' is replaced by `$argv[1]', etc.	Set by
	       default,	but usually empty in interactive shells.

       autocorrect (+)
	       If set, the spell-word editor command is	invoked	 automatically
	       before each completion attempt.

       autoexpand (+)
	       If  set,	the expand-history editor command is invoked automati-
	       cally before each completion attempt. If	this is	set  to	 only-
	       history,	 then  only history will be expanded and a second com-
	       pletion will expand filenames.

       autolist	(+)
	       If set, possibilities are listed	after an ambiguous completion.
	       If  set	to  `ambiguous', possibilities are listed only when no
	       new characters are added	by completion.

       autologout (+)
	       The first word is the number of minutes	of  inactivity	before
	       automatic  logout.   The	 optional second word is the number of
	       minutes of inactivity before automatic locking.	When the shell
	       automatically logs out, it prints `auto-logout',	sets the vari-
	       able logout to `automatic' and exits.  When the shell automati-
	       cally locks, the	user is	required to enter his password to con-
	       tinue working.  Five incorrect  attempts	 result	 in  automatic
	       logout.	Set to `60' (automatic logout after 60 minutes,	and no
	       locking)	by default in login and	superuser shells, but  not  if
	       the shell thinks	it is running under a window system (i.e., the
	       DISPLAY environment variable is set), the tty is	 a  pseudo-tty
	       (pty)  or  the shell was	not so compiled	(see the version shell
	       variable).  See also the	afsuser	and logout shell variables.

       backslash_quote (+)
	       If set, backslashes (`\') always	quote `\', `'',	and `"'.  This
	       may  make complex quoting tasks easier, but it can cause	syntax
	       errors in csh(1)	scripts.

       catalog The file	name  of  the  message	catalog.   If  set,  tcsh  use
	       `tcsh.${catalog}'  as  a	 message  catalog  instead  of default
	       `tcsh'.

       cdpath  A list of directories in	which cd should	search for subdirecto-
	       ries if they aren't found in the	current	directory.

       color   If  set,	 it  enables color display for the builtin ls-F	and it
	       passes --color=auto to ls.  Alternatively, it  can  be  set  to
	       only ls-F or only ls to enable color to only one	command.  Set-
	       ting it to nothing is equivalent	to setting it to (ls-F ls).

       colorcat
	       If set, it enables color	escape sequence	for NLS	message	files.
	       And display colorful NLS	messages.

       command (+)
	       If  set,	 the command which was passed to the shell with	the -c
	       flag (q.v.).

       compat_expr (+)
	       If set, the shell will evaluate expressions right to left, like
	       the original csh.

       complete	(+)
	       If  set to `enhance', completion	1) ignores case	and 2) consid-
	       ers periods, hyphens and	underscores (`.', `-' and `_')	to  be
	       word  separators	 and hyphens and underscores to	be equivalent.
	       If set to `igncase', the	completion becomes case	insensitive.

       continue	(+)
	       If set to a list	of  commands,  the  shell  will	 continue  the
	       listed commands,	instead	of starting a new one.

       continue_args (+)
	       Same as continue, but the shell will execute:

		   echo	`pwd` $argv > ~/.<cmd>_pause; %<cmd>

       correct (+)
	       If set to `cmd',	commands are automatically spelling-corrected.
	       If set to `complete', commands are automatically	completed.  If
	       set to `all', the entire	command	line is	corrected.

       csubstnonl (+)
	       If  set,	 newlines and carriage returns in command substitution
	       are replaced by spaces.	Set by default.

       cwd     The full	pathname of  the  current  directory.	See  also  the
	       dirstack	and owd	shell variables.

       dextract	(+)
	       If  set,	 `pushd	+n' extracts the nth directory from the	direc-
	       tory stack rather than rotating it to the top.

       dirsfile	(+)
	       The default location in which `dirs -S' and `dirs -L' look  for
	       a  history  file.   If unset, ~/.cshdirs	is used.  Because only
	       ~/.tcshrc  is  normally	sourced	 before	 ~/.cshdirs,  dirsfile
	       should be set in	~/.tcshrc rather than ~/.login.

       dirstack	(+)
	       An  array  of  all  the	directories  on	 the  directory	stack.
	       `$dirstack[1]' is the current working directory,	`$dirstack[2]'
	       the  first  directory on	the stack, etc.	 Note that the current
	       working directory is `$dirstack[1]' but `=0' in directory stack
	       substitutions,  etc.   One  can change the stack	arbitrarily by
	       setting dirstack, but the first element	(the  current  working
	       directory)  is  always correct.	See also the cwd and owd shell
	       variables.

       dspmbyte	(+)
	       Has an affect iff 'dspm'	is listed as part of the version shell
	       variable.  If set to `euc', it enables display and editing EUC-
	       kanji(Japanese) code.  If set to	`sjis',	it enables display and
	       editing Shift-JIS(Japanese) code.  If set to `big5', it enables
	       display and editing Big5(Chinese) code.	If set to  `utf8',  it
	       enables	display	and editing Utf8(Unicode) code.	 If set	to the
	       following format, it enables display and	 editing  of  original
	       multi-byte code format:

		   > set dspmbyte = 0000....(256 bytes)....0000

	       The table requires just 256 bytes.  Each	character of 256 char-
	       acters corresponds (from	left to	 right)	 to  the  ASCII	 codes
	       0x00,  0x01,  ...  0xff.	 Each character	is set to number 0,1,2
	       and 3.  Each number has the following meaning:
		 0 ... not used	for multi-byte characters.
		 1 ... used for	the first byte of a multi-byte character.
		 2 ... used for	the second byte	of a multi-byte	character.
		 3 ... used for	both the first	byte  and  second  byte	 of  a
	       multi-byte character.

		 Example:
	       If  set	to  `001322',  the  first character (means 0x00	of the
	       ASCII code) and second character	(means 0x01 of ASCII code) are
	       set  to	`0'.   Then, it	is not used for	multi-byte characters.
	       The 3rd character (0x02)	is set to '1', indicating that	it  is
	       used  for  the  first  byte of a	multi-byte character.  The 4th
	       character(0x03) is set '3'.  It is used for both	the first byte
	       and the second byte of a	multi-byte character.  The 5th and 6th
	       characters (0x04,0x05) are set to '2', indicating that they are
	       used for	the second byte	of a multi-byte	character.

	       The GNU fileutils version of ls cannot display multi-byte file-
	       names without the -N ( --literal	) option.   If you  are	 using
	       this version, set the second word of dspmbyte to	"ls".  If not,
	       for example, "ls-F -l" cannot display multi-byte	filenames.

		 Note:
	       This variable can only be used if KANJI and DSPMBYTE  has  been
	       defined at compile time.

       dunique (+)
	       If  set,	 pushd	removes	 any  instances	of name	from the stack
	       before pushing it onto the stack.

       echo    If set, each command with its arguments is echoed  just	before
	       it  is executed.	 For non-builtin commands all expansions occur
	       before echoing.	Builtin	commands are echoed before command and
	       filename	 substitution,	because	 these	substitutions are then
	       done selectively.  Set by the -x	command	line option.

       echo_style (+)
	       The style of the	echo builtin.  May be set to

	       bsd     Don't echo a newline if the first argument is `-n'.
	       sysv    Recognize backslashed escape sequences in echo strings.
	       both    Recognize  both	the  `-n'  flag	and backslashed	escape
		       sequences; the default.
	       none    Recognize neither.

	       Set by default to the local system default.  The	BSD and	System
	       V  options are described	in the echo(1) man pages on the	appro-
	       priate systems.

       edit (+)
	       If set, the command-line	editor is used.	  Set  by  default  in
	       interactive shells.

       ellipsis	(+)
	       If set, the `%c'/`%.' and `%C' prompt sequences (see the	prompt
	       shell variable) indicate	skipped	directories with  an  ellipsis
	       (`...')	instead	of `/<skipped>'.

       fignore (+)
	       Lists file name suffixes	to be ignored by completion.

       filec   In tcsh,	completion is always used and this variable is ignored
	       by default. If edit is unset, then the traditional csh  comple-
	       tion is used.  If set in	csh, filename completion is used.

       gid (+) The user's real group ID.

       group (+)
	       The user's group	name.

       highlight
	       If  set,	 the incremental search	match (in i-search-back	and i-
	       search-fwd) and the region between the mark and the cursor  are
	       highlighted in reverse video.

	       Highlighting  requires  more  frequent  terminal	 writes, which
	       introduces extra	overhead. If you care about  terminal  perfor-
	       mance, you may want to leave this unset.

       histchars
	       A  string value determining the characters used in History sub-
	       stitution (q.v.).  The first character of its value is used  as
	       the history substitution	character, replacing the default char-
	       acter `!'.  The second character	 of  its  value	 replaces  the
	       character `^' in	quick substitutions.

       histdup (+)
	       Controls	handling of duplicate entries in the history list.  If
	       set to `all' only unique	history	events are entered in the his-
	       tory  list.  If set to `prev' and the last history event	is the
	       same as the current command, then the current  command  is  not
	       entered	in  the	history.  If set to `erase' and	the same event
	       is found	in the history list, that old event  gets  erased  and
	       the  current one	gets inserted.	Note that the `prev' and `all'
	       options renumber	history	events so there	are no gaps.

       histfile	(+)
	       The default location in which `history  -S'  and	 `history  -L'
	       look  for a history file.  If unset, ~/.history is used.	 hist-
	       file is useful when sharing the	same  home  directory  between
	       different  machines,  or	when saving separate histories on dif-
	       ferent terminals.  Because only ~/.tcshrc is  normally  sourced
	       before  ~/.history,  histfile should be set in ~/.tcshrc	rather
	       than ~/.login.

       histlit (+)
	       If set, builtin and editor commands and the savehist  mechanism
	       use the literal (unexpanded) form of lines in the history list.
	       See also	the toggle-literal-history editor command.

       history The first word indicates	the number of history events to	 save.
	       The optional second word	(+) indicates the format in which his-
	       tory is printed;	if not given,  `%h\t%T\t%R\n'  is  used.   The
	       format  sequences  are  described  below	under prompt; note the
	       variable	meaning	of `%R'.  Set to `100' by default.

       home    Initialized to the home directory of the	invoker.  The filename
	       expansion of `~'	refers to this variable.

       ignoreeof
	       If  set	to  the	 empty string or `0' and the input device is a
	       terminal, the end-of-file command  (usually  generated  by  the
	       user by typing `^D' on an empty line) causes the	shell to print
	       `Use "exit" to leave tcsh.' instead of exiting.	This  prevents
	       the  shell  from	 accidentally being killed.  Historically this
	       setting exited after 26	successive  EOF's  to  avoid  infinite
	       loops.	If set to a number n, the shell	ignores	n - 1 consecu-
	       tive end-of-files and exits on the nth.	(+) If unset,  `1'  is
	       used, i.e., the shell exits on a	single `^D'.

       implicitcd (+)
	       If set, the shell treats	a directory name typed as a command as
	       though it were a	request	to change to that directory.   If  set
	       to  verbose,  the change	of directory is	echoed to the standard
	       output.	This behavior is inhibited  in	non-interactive	 shell
	       scripts,	 or  for  command  strings  with  more	than one word.
	       Changing	directory takes	precedence over	executing a like-named
	       command,	 but  it is done after alias substitutions.  Tilde and
	       variable	expansions work	as expected.

       inputmode (+)
	       If set to `insert' or `overwrite', puts the  editor  into  that
	       input mode at the beginning of each line.

       killdup (+)
	       Controls	 handling  of  duplicate entries in the	kill ring.  If
	       set to `all' only unique	strings	are entered in the kill	 ring.
	       If  set to `prev' and the last killed string is the same	as the
	       current killed string, then the current string is  not  entered
	       in the ring.  If	set to `erase' and the same string is found in
	       the kill	ring, the old string is	erased and the current one  is
	       inserted.

       killring	(+)
	       Indicates  the number of	killed strings to keep in memory.  Set
	       to `30' by default.  If unset or	set  to	 less  than  `2',  the
	       shell  will only	keep the most recently killed string.  Strings
	       are put in the killring by  the	editor	commands  that	delete
	       (kill)  strings	of text, e.g. backward-delete-word, kill-line,
	       etc, as well as the copy-region-as-kill command.	 The yank edi-
	       tor  command will yank the most recently	killed string into the
	       command-line, while yank-pop (see Editor	commands) can be  used
	       to yank earlier killed strings.

       listflags (+)
	       If  set	to  `x', `a' or	`A', or	any combination	thereof	(e.g.,
	       `xA'), they are used as flags to	ls-F, making it	act  like  `ls
	       -xF',  `ls  -Fa',  `ls -FA' or a	combination (e.g., `ls -FxA'):
	       `a' shows all files (even if they start with a `.'), `A'	 shows
	       all  files  but	`.'  and `..', and `x' sorts across instead of
	       down.  If the second word of listflags is set, it  is  used  as
	       the path	to `ls(1)'.

       listjobs	(+)
	       If set, all jobs	are listed when	a job is suspended.  If	set to
	       `long', the listing is in long format.

       listlinks (+)
	       If set, the ls-F	builtin	command	shows  the  type  of  file  to
	       which each symbolic link	points.

       listmax (+)
	       The  maximum number of items which the list-choices editor com-
	       mand will list without asking first.

       listmaxrows (+)
	       The maximum number of rows of items which the list-choices edi-
	       tor command will	list without asking first.

       loginsh (+)
	       Set  by the shell if it is a login shell.  Setting or unsetting
	       it within a shell has no	effect.	 See also shlvl.

       logout (+)
	       Set by the shell	to `normal' before  a  normal  logout,	`auto-
	       matic'  before  an  automatic logout, and `hangup' if the shell
	       was killed by a hangup signal (see Signal handling).  See  also
	       the autologout shell variable.

       mail    The  names  of  the  files or directories to check for incoming
	       mail, separated by whitespace, and  optionally  preceded	 by  a
	       numeric	word.	Before	each prompt, if	10 minutes have	passed
	       since the last check, the shell checks each file	and says  `You
	       have new	mail.' (or, if mail contains multiple files, `You have
	       new mail	in name.') if the filesize is  greater	than  zero  in
	       size  and has a modification time greater than its access time.

	       If you are in a login shell, then  no  mail  file  is  reported
	       unless  it  has	been  modified	after  the  time the shell has
	       started up, to prevent  redundant  notifications.   Most	 login
	       programs	 will  tell  you whether or not	you have mail when you
	       log in.

	       If a file specified in mail is  a  directory,  the  shell  will
	       count  each  file  within that directory	as a separate message,
	       and will	report `You have n mails.' or `You  have  n  mails  in
	       name.'  as appropriate.	This functionality is provided primar-
	       ily for those systems which store mail in this manner, such  as
	       the Andrew Mail System.

	       If the first word of mail is numeric it is taken	as a different
	       mail checking interval, in seconds.

	       Under very rare circumstances, the shell	may report  `You  have
	       mail.' instead of `You have new mail.'

       matchbeep (+)
	       If   set	 to  `never',  completion  never  beeps.   If  set  to
	       `nomatch', it beeps only	when there is no  match.   If  set  to
	       `ambiguous',  it	beeps when there are multiple matches.	If set
	       to `notunique', it beeps	when there  is	one  exact  and	 other
	       longer matches.	If unset, `ambiguous' is used.

       nobeep (+)
	       If  set,	beeping	is completely disabled.	 See also visiblebell.

       noclobber
	       If set, restrictions are	placed on output redirection to	insure
	       that  files  are	not accidentally destroyed and that `>>' redi-
	       rections	 refer	to  existing  files,  as  described   in   the
	       Input/output section.

       noding  If  set,	 disable  the  printing	 of `DING!' in the prompt time
	       specifiers at the change	of hour.

       noglob  If set, Filename	substitution and Directory stack  substitution
	       (q.v.)  are  inhibited.	 This  is most useful in shell scripts
	       which do	not deal with filenames, or after a list of  filenames
	       has been	obtained and further expansions	are not	desirable.

       nokanji (+)
	       If  set	and  the  shell	 supports Kanji	(see the version shell
	       variable), it is	disabled so that the meta key can be used.

       nonomatch
	       If set, a Filename substitution or Directory stack substitution
	       (q.v.)  which  does  not	 match	any  existing  files  is  left
	       untouched rather	than causing an	error.	It is still  an	 error
	       for  the	 substitution  to  be  malformed, e.g.,	`echo [' still
	       gives an	error.

       nostat (+)
	       A list of directories (or glob-patterns	which  match  directo-
	       ries;  see  Filename substitution) that should not be stat(2)ed
	       during a	completion operation.  This is usually used to exclude
	       directories  which  take	 too much time to stat(2), for example
	       /afs.

       notify  If set, the shell  announces  job  completions  asynchronously.
	       The  default is to present job completions just before printing
	       a prompt.

       oid (+) The user's real organization ID.	 (Domain/OS only)

       owd (+) The old working directory, equivalent to	the `-'	used by	cd and
	       pushd.  See also	the cwd	and dirstack shell variables.

       padhour If set, enable the printing of padding '0' for hours, in	24 and
	       12 hour formats.	 E.G.: 07:45:42	vs. 7:45:42

       path    A list of directories in	which to look for executable commands.
	       A  null	word  specifies	the current directory.	If there is no
	       path variable then only full path names will execute.  path  is
	       set  by the shell at startup from the PATH environment variable
	       or, if PATH does	not exist, to a	system-dependent default some-
	       thing  like  `(/usr/local/bin  /usr/bsd /bin /usr/bin .)'.  The
	       shell may put `.' first or last in path	or  omit  it  entirely
	       depending  on  how it was compiled; see the version shell vari-
	       able.  A	shell which is given neither the -c nor	the -t	option
	       hashes  the  contents  of the directories in path after reading
	       ~/.tcshrc and each time path is reset.  If one adds a new  com-
	       mand  to	a directory in path while the shell is active, one may
	       need to do a rehash for the shell to find it.

       printexitvalue (+)
	       If set and an interactive program exits with a non-zero status,
	       the shell prints	`Exit status'.

       prompt  The  string  which  is printed before reading each command from
	       the terminal.  prompt may include any of	the following  format-
	       ting  sequences	(+),  which are	replaced by the	given informa-
	       tion:

	       %/  The current working directory.
	       %~  The current working directory, but with one's  home	direc-
		   tory	 represented  by `~' and other users' home directories
		   represented	by  `~user'  as	 per  Filename	 substitution.
		   `~user'  substitution happens only if the shell has already
		   used	`~user'	in a pathname in the current session.
	       %c[[0]n], %.[[0]n]
		   The trailing	component of the current working directory, or
		   n  trailing	components if a	digit n	is given.  If n	begins
		   with	`0', the number	 of  skipped  components  precede  the
		   trailing  component(s)  in the format `/<skipped>trailing'.
		   If the ellipsis shell variable is set,  skipped  components
		   are	represented  by	 an  ellipsis  so  the	whole  becomes
		   `...trailing'.  `~' substitution is done as in `%~'	above,
		   but	the  `~'  component  is	ignored	when counting trailing
		   components.
	       %C  Like	%c, but	without	`~' substitution.
	       %h, %!, !
		   The current history event number.
	       %M  The full hostname.
	       %m  The hostname	up to the first	`.'.
	       %S (%s)
		   Start (stop)	standout mode.
	       %B (%b)
		   Start (stop)	boldfacing mode.
	       %U (%u)
		   Start (stop)	underline mode.
	       %t, %@
		   The time of day in 12-hour AM/PM format.
	       %T  Like	`%t', but in 24-hour format (but see  the  ampm	 shell
		   variable).
	       %p  The	`precise'  time	 of  day in 12-hour AM/PM format, with
		   seconds.
	       %P  Like	`%p', but in 24-hour format (but see  the  ampm	 shell
		   variable).
	       \c  c is	parsed as in bindkey.
	       ^c  c is	parsed as in bindkey.
	       %%  A single `%'.
	       %n  The user name.
	       %j  The number of jobs.
	       %d  The weekday in `Day'	format.
	       %D  The day in `dd' format.
	       %w  The month in	`Mon' format.
	       %W  The month in	`mm' format.
	       %y  The year in `yy' format.
	       %Y  The year in `yyyy' format.
	       %l  The shell's tty.
	       %L  Clears  from	the end	of the prompt to end of	the display or
		   the end of the line.
	       %$  Expands the shell or	environment variable name  immediately
		   after the `$'.
	       %#  `>'	(or the	first character	of the promptchars shell vari-
		   able) for normal users, `#' (or  the	 second	 character  of
		   promptchars)	for the	superuser.
	       %{string%}
		   Includes string as a	literal	escape sequence.  It should be
		   used	only to	change terminal	attributes and should not move
		   the	cursor	location.  This	cannot be the last sequence in
		   prompt.
	       %?  The return code of the command  executed  just  before  the
		   prompt.
	       %R  In prompt2, the status of the parser.  In prompt3, the cor-
		   rected string.  In history, the history string.

	       `%B', `%S', `%U'	and `%{string%}' are available in only	eight-
	       bit-clean shells; see the version shell variable.

	       The  bold,  standout  and underline sequences are often used to
	       distinguish a superuser shell.  For example,

		   > set prompt	= "%m [%h] %B[%@]%b [%/] you rang? "
		   tut [37] [2:54pm] [/usr/accts/sys] you rang?	_

	       If `%t',	`%@', `%T', `%p', or `%P' is used, and noding  is  not
	       set,  then print	`DING!'	on the change of hour (i.e, `:00' min-
	       utes) instead of	the actual time.

	       Set by default to `%# ' in interactive shells.

       prompt2 (+)
	       The string with which to	prompt in while	and foreach loops  and
	       after  lines  ending  in	`\'.  The same format sequences	may be
	       used as in prompt (q.v.); note the variable  meaning  of	 `%R'.
	       Set by default to `%R? '	in interactive shells.

       prompt3 (+)
	       The  string  with  which	 to  prompt  when confirming automatic
	       spelling	correction.  The same format sequences may be used  as
	       in  prompt  (q.v.);  note the variable meaning of `%R'.	Set by
	       default to `CORRECT>%R (y|n|e|a)? ' in interactive shells.

       promptchars (+)
	       If  set	(to  a	two-character  string),	 the  `%#'  formatting
	       sequence	 in  the  prompt  shell	 variable is replaced with the
	       first character for normal users	and the	second	character  for
	       the superuser.

       pushdtohome (+)
	       If set, pushd without arguments does `pushd ~', like cd.

       pushdsilent (+)
	       If set, pushd and popd do not print the directory stack.

       recexact	(+)
	       If set, completion completes on an exact	match even if a	longer
	       match is	possible.

       recognize_only_executables (+)
	       If set, command listing displays	only files in  the  path  that
	       are executable.	Slow.

       rmstar (+)
	       If set, the user	is prompted before `rm *' is executed.

       rprompt (+)
	       The string to print on the right-hand side of the screen	(after
	       the command input) when the prompt is being  displayed  on  the
	       left.   It recognizes the same formatting characters as prompt.
	       It will automatically disappear and reappear as	necessary,  to
	       ensure  that command input isn't	obscured, and will appear only
	       if the prompt, command input, and itself	will fit  together  on
	       the  first  line.   If  edit  isn't  set,  then rprompt will be
	       printed after the prompt	and before the command input.

       savedirs	(+)
	       If set, the shell does `dirs -S'	before exiting.	 If the	 first
	       word  is	 set  to  a  number, at	most that many directory stack
	       entries are saved.

       savehist
	       If set, the shell does `history -S'  before  exiting.   If  the
	       first  word  is	set  to	 a number, at most that	many lines are
	       saved.  (The number must	be less	than or	equal to history.)  If
	       the  second  word is set	to `merge', the	history	list is	merged
	       with the	existing history file  instead	of  replacing  it  (if
	       there  is  one)	and  sorted  by	time stamp and the most	recent
	       events are retained.  (+)

       sched (+)
	       The format in which the sched builtin command prints  scheduled
	       events;	if  not	 given,	 `%h\t%T\t%R\n'	 is  used.  The	format
	       sequences are described above under prompt; note	 the  variable
	       meaning of `%R'.

       shell   The  file  in which the shell resides.  This is used in forking
	       shells to interpret files which	have  execute  bits  set,  but
	       which  are  not executable by the system.  (See the description
	       of Builtin and non-builtin command execution.)  Initialized  to
	       the (system-dependent) home of the shell.

       shlvl (+)
	       The  number of nested shells.  Reset to 1 in login shells.  See
	       also loginsh.

       status  The status returned by the  last	 command.   If	it  terminated
	       abnormally, then	0200 is	added to the status.  Builtin commands
	       which fail return exit status `1', all other  builtin  commands
	       return status `0'.

       symlinks	(+)
	       Can be set to several different values to control symbolic link
	       (`symlink') resolution:

	       If set to `chase', whenever the current directory changes to  a
	       directory  containing  a	 symbolic  link, it is expanded	to the
	       real name of the	directory to which the link points.  This does
	       not work	for the	user's home directory; this is a bug.

	       If  set	to  `ignore',  the  shell tries	to construct a current
	       directory relative to the current directory before the link was
	       crossed.	  This	means  that  cding through a symbolic link and
	       then `cd	..'ing returns one to the  original  directory.	  This
	       affects only builtin commands and filename completion.

	       If  set	to  `expand', the shell	tries to fix symbolic links by
	       actually	expanding arguments which look like path names.	  This
	       affects	any  command,  not just	builtins.  Unfortunately, this
	       does not	work for hard-to-recognize filenames,  such  as	 those
	       embedded	 in  command  options.	 Expansion may be prevented by
	       quoting.	 While this setting is usually the most	convenient, it
	       is  sometimes  misleading and sometimes confusing when it fails
	       to recognize an argument	which should be	expanded.   A  compro-
	       mise  is	 to use	`ignore' and use the editor command normalize-
	       path (bound by default to ^X-n) when necessary.

	       Some examples are in order.  First,  let's  set	up  some  play
	       directories:

		   > cd	/tmp
		   > mkdir from	from/src to
		   > ln	-s from/src to/dst

	       Here's the behavior with	symlinks unset,

		   > cd	/tmp/to/dst; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/to/dst
		   > cd	..; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/from

	       here's the behavior with	symlinks set to	`chase',

		   > cd	/tmp/to/dst; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/from/src
		   > cd	..; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/from

	       here's the behavior with	symlinks set to	`ignore',

		   > cd	/tmp/to/dst; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/to/dst
		   > cd	..; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/to

	       and here's the behavior with symlinks set to `expand'.

		   > cd	/tmp/to/dst; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/to/dst
		   > cd	..; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/to
		   > cd	/tmp/to/dst; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/to/dst
		   > cd	".."; echo $cwd
		   /tmp/from
		   > /bin/echo ..
		   /tmp/to
		   > /bin/echo ".."
		   ..

	       Note  that  `expand'  expansion 1) works	just like `ignore' for
	       builtins	like cd, 2) is prevented by quoting,  and  3)  happens
	       before filenames	are passed to non-builtin commands.

       tcsh (+)
	       The  version number of the shell	in the format `R.VV.PP', where
	       `R' is the major	release	number,	`VV' the current  version  and
	       `PP' the	patchlevel.

       term    The  terminal type.  Usually set	in ~/.login as described under
	       Startup and shutdown.

       time    If set to a number, then	the time builtin (q.v.)	executes auto-
	       matically  after	 each  command which takes more	than that many
	       CPU seconds.  If	there is a second word,	it is used as a	format
	       string  for  the	output of the time builtin.  (u) The following
	       sequences may be	used in	the format string:

	       %U  The time the	process	spent in user mode in cpu seconds.
	       %S  The time the	process	spent in kernel	mode in	cpu seconds.
	       %E  The elapsed (wall clock) time in seconds.
	       %P  The CPU percentage computed as (%U +	%S) / %E.
	       %W  Number of times the process was swapped.
	       %X  The average amount in (shared) text space used in Kbytes.
	       %D  The average amount in (unshared) data/stack space  used  in
		   Kbytes.
	       %K  The total space used	(%X + %D) in Kbytes.
	       %M  The	maximum	 memory	 the process had in use	at any time in
		   Kbytes.
	       %F  The number of major page faults (page needed	to be  brought
		   from	disk).
	       %R  The number of minor page faults.
	       %I  The number of input operations.
	       %O  The number of output	operations.
	       %r  The number of socket	messages received.
	       %s  The number of socket	messages sent.
	       %k  The number of signals received.
	       %w  The number of voluntary context switches (waits).
	       %c  The number of involuntary context switches.

	       Only  the first four sequences are supported on systems without
	       BSD resource limit functions.  The default time format is  `%Uu
	       %Ss  %E	%P  %X+%Dk  %I+%Oio %Fpf+%Ww' for systems that support
	       resource	usage reporting	and `%Uu %Ss %E	%P' for	 systems  that
	       do not.

	       Under Sequent's DYNIX/ptx, %X, %D, %K, %r and %s	are not	avail-
	       able, but the following additional sequences are:

	       %Y  The number of system	calls performed.
	       %Z  The number of pages which are zero-filled on	demand.
	       %i  The number of times	a  process's  resident	set  size  was
		   increased by	the kernel.
	       %d  The	number	of  times  a  process's	 resident set size was
		   decreased by	the kernel.
	       %l  The number of read system calls performed.
	       %m  The number of write system calls performed.
	       %p  The number of reads from raw	disk devices.
	       %q  The number of writes	to raw disk devices.

	       and  the	 default  time	format	is  `%Uu  %Ss  %E  %P  %I+%Oio
	       %Fpf+%Ww'.   Note  that	the  CPU percentage can	be higher than
	       100% on multi-processors.

       tperiod (+)
	       The period, in minutes, between executions of the periodic spe-
	       cial alias.

       tty (+) The name	of the tty, or empty if	not attached to	one.

       uid (+) The user's real user ID.

       user    The user's login	name.

       verbose If  set,	 causes	the words of each command to be	printed, after
	       history substitution (if	any).  Set  by	the  -v	 command  line
	       option.

       version (+)
	       The  version  ID	stamp.	It contains the	shell's	version	number
	       (see tcsh), origin, release date, vendor, operating system  and
	       machine (see VENDOR, OSTYPE and MACHTYPE) and a comma-separated
	       list of options which were set at compile time.	Options	 which
	       are set by default in the distribution are noted.

	       8b    The shell is eight	bit clean; default
	       7b    The shell is not eight bit	clean
	       wide  The shell is multibyte encoding clean (like UTF-8)
	       nls   The system's NLS is used; default for systems with	NLS
	       lf    Login  shells  execute  /etc/csh.login  before instead of
		     after /etc/csh.cshrc and ~/.login before instead of after
		     ~/.tcshrc and ~/.history.
	       dl    `.' is put	last in	path for security; default
	       nd    `.' is omitted from path for security
	       vi    vi-style editing is the default rather than emacs
	       dtr   Login shells drop DTR when	exiting
	       bye   bye  is a synonym for logout and log is an	alternate name
		     for watchlog
	       al    autologout	is enabled; default
	       kan   Kanji is used if appropriate  according  to  locale  set-
		     tings, unless the nokanji shell variable is set
	       sm    The system's malloc(3) is used
	       hb    The `#!<program> <args>' convention is emulated when exe-
		     cuting shell scripts
	       ng    The newgrp	builtin	is available
	       rh    The shell attempts	 to  set  the  REMOTEHOST  environment
		     variable
	       afs   The shell verifies	your password with the kerberos	server
		     if	local authentication fails.  The afsuser  shell	 vari-
		     able  or  the  AFSUSER environment	variable override your
		     local username if set.

	       An administrator	may enter additional strings to	indicate  dif-
	       ferences	in the local version.

       visiblebell (+)
	       If  set,	 a  screen flash is used rather	than the audible bell.
	       See also	nobeep.

       watch (+)
	       A list of user/terminal pairs to	watch for logins and  logouts.
	       If  either  the user is `any' all terminals are watched for the
	       given user and  vice  versa.   Setting  watch  to  `(any	 any)'
	       watches all users and terminals.	 For example,

		   set watch = (george ttyd1 any console $user any)

	       reports activity	of the user `george' on	ttyd1, any user	on the
	       console,	and oneself (or	a trespasser) on any terminal.

	       Logins and logouts are checked every 10 minutes by default, but
	       the  first  word	of watch can be	set to a number	to check every
	       so many minutes.	 For example,

		   set watch = (1 any any)

	       reports any login/logout	once every minute.  For	the impatient,
	       the  log	 builtin  command triggers a watch report at any time.
	       All current logins are reported (as with	the log	builtin)  when
	       watch is	first set.

	       The who shell variable controls the format of watch reports.

       who (+) The  format string for watch messages.  The following sequences
	       are replaced by the given information:

	       %n  The name of the user	who logged in/out.
	       %a  The observed	action,	i.e., `logged  on',  `logged  off'  or
		   `replaced olduser on'.
	       %l  The terminal	(tty) on which the user	logged in/out.
	       %M  The	full  hostname	of  the	remote host, or	`local'	if the
		   login/logout	was from the local host.
	       %m  The hostname	of the remote host up to the first  `.'.   The
		   full	 name is printed if it is an IP	address	or an X	Window
		   System display.

	       %M and %m are available on only systems that store  the	remote
	       hostname	 in  /etc/utmp.	  If unset, `%n	has %a %l from %m.' is
	       used, or	`%n has	%a %l.'	 on  systems  which  don't  store  the
	       remote hostname.

       wordchars (+)
	       A  list of non-alphanumeric characters to be considered part of
	       a word by the forward-word,  backward-word  etc.,  editor  com-
	       mands.  If unset, `*?_-.[]~=' is	used.

ENVIRONMENT
       AFSUSER (+)
	       Equivalent to the afsuser shell variable.

       COLUMNS The  number  of	columns	in the terminal.  See Terminal manage-
	       ment.

       DISPLAY Used by X Window	System (see X(1)).  If set, the	shell does not
	       set autologout (q.v.).

       EDITOR  The pathname to a default editor.  See also the VISUAL environ-
	       ment variable and the run-fg-editor editor command.

       GROUP (+)
	       Equivalent to the group shell variable.

       HOME    Equivalent to the home shell variable.

       HOST (+)
	       Initialized to the name of the machine on which	the  shell  is
	       running,	as determined by the gethostname(2) system call.

       HOSTTYPE	(+)
	       Initialized  to	the type of machine on which the shell is run-
	       ning, as	determined at compile time.  This variable is obsolete
	       and will	be removed in a	future version.

       HPATH (+)
	       A  colon-separated  list	 of  directories in which the run-help
	       editor command looks for	command	documentation.

       LANG    Gives the preferred character environment.  See Native Language
	       System support.

       LC_CTYPE
	       If  set,	 only ctype character handling is changed.  See	Native
	       Language	System support.

       LINES   The number of lines in the terminal.  See Terminal  management.

       LS_COLORS
	       The  format  of	this variable is reminiscent of	the termcap(5)
	       file format; a colon-separated list of expressions of the  form
	       "xx=string",  where "xx"	is a two-character variable name.  The
	       variables with their associated defaults	are:

		   no	0      Normal (non-filename) text
		   fi	0      Regular file
		   di	01;34  Directory
		   ln	01;36  Symbolic	link
		   pi	33     Named pipe (FIFO)
		   so	01;35  Socket
		   do	01;35  Door
		   bd	01;33  Block device
		   cd	01;32  Character device
		   ex	01;32  Executable file
		   mi	(none) Missing file (defaults to fi)
		   or	(none) Orphaned	symbolic link (defaults	to ln)
		   lc	^[[    Left code
		   rc	m      Right code
		   ec	(none) End code	(replaces lc+no+rc)

	       You need	to include only	the variables you want to change  from
	       the default.

	       File  names  can	also be	colorized based	on filename extension.
	       This is specified in the	LS_COLORS variable  using  the	syntax
	       "*ext=string".  For example, using ISO 6429 codes, to color all
	       C-language source files blue you	would specify "*.c=34".	  This
	       would color all files ending in .c in blue (34) color.

	       Control	characters  can	 be  written either in C-style-escaped
	       notation, or in stty-like  ^-notation.	The  C-style  notation
	       adds  ^[	 for Escape, _ for a normal space character, and ? for
	       Delete.	In addition, the ^[ escape character can  be  used  to
	       override	the default interpretation of ^[, ^, : and =.

	       Each  file will be written as <lc> <color-code> <rc> <filename>
	       <ec>.  If the <ec> code is undefined, the  sequence  <lc>  <no>
	       <rc>  will  be used instead.  This is generally more convenient
	       to use, but less	general.  The left, right and  end  codes  are
	       provided	 so  you don't have to type common parts over and over
	       again and to support weird terminals; you  will	generally  not
	       need  to	 change	 them at all unless your terminal does not use
	       ISO 6429	color sequences	but a different	system.

	       If your terminal	does use ISO 6429 color	codes, you can compose
	       the type	codes (i.e., all except	the lc,	rc, and	ec codes) from
	       numerical commands separated by semicolons.   The  most	common
	       commands	are:

		       0   to restore default color
		       1   for brighter	colors
		       4   for underlined text
		       5   for flashing	text
		       30  for black foreground
		       31  for red foreground
		       32  for green foreground
		       33  for yellow (or brown) foreground
		       34  for blue foreground
		       35  for purple foreground
		       36  for cyan foreground
		       37  for white (or gray) foreground
		       40  for black background
		       41  for red background
		       42  for green background
		       43  for yellow (or brown) background
		       44  for blue background
		       45  for purple background
		       46  for cyan background
		       47  for white (or gray) background

	       Not all commands	will work on all systems or display devices.

	       A  few  terminal	programs do not	recognize the default end code
	       properly.  If all text gets colorized after you do a  directory
	       listing,	try changing the no and	fi codes from 0	to the numeri-
	       cal codes for your standard fore- and background	colors.

       MACHTYPE	(+)
	       The machine type	(microprocessor	class or  machine  model),  as
	       determined at compile time.

       NOREBIND	(+)
	       If  set,	 printable  characters are not rebound to self-insert-
	       command.	 See Native Language System support.

       OSTYPE (+)
	       The operating system, as	determined at compile time.

       PATH    A colon-separated list of directories in	which to look for exe-
	       cutables.  Equivalent to	the path shell variable, but in	a dif-
	       ferent format.

       PWD (+) Equivalent to the cwd shell variable, but not  synchronized  to
	       it; updated only	after an actual	directory change.

       REMOTEHOST (+)
	       The host	from which the user has	logged in remotely, if this is
	       the case	and the	shell is able to determine it.	 Set  only  if
	       the shell was so	compiled; see the version shell	variable.

       SHLVL (+)
	       Equivalent to the shlvl shell variable.

       SYSTYPE (+)
	       The current system type.	 (Domain/OS only)

       TERM    Equivalent to the term shell variable.

       TERMCAP The terminal capability string.	See Terminal management.

       USER    Equivalent to the user shell variable.

       VENDOR (+)
	       The vendor, as determined at compile time.

       VISUAL  The  pathname  to  a  default full-screen editor.  See also the
	       EDITOR environment variable and the run-fg-editor  editor  com-
	       mand.

FILES
       /etc/csh.cshrc  Read first by every shell.  ConvexOS, Stellix and Intel
		       use /etc/cshrc and  NeXTs  use  /etc/cshrc.std.	 A/UX,
		       AMIX,  Cray  and	IRIX have no equivalent	in csh(1), but
		       read this file in tcsh anyway.  Solaris	2.x  does  not
		       have it either, but tcsh	reads /etc/.cshrc.  (+)
       /etc/csh.login  Read  by	 login shells after /etc/csh.cshrc.  ConvexOS,
		       Stellix	 and   Intel   use   /etc/login,   NeXTs   use
		       /etc/login.std,	Solaris	2.x uses /etc/.login and A/UX,
		       AMIX, Cray and IRIX use /etc/cshrc.
       ~/.tcshrc (+)   Read by every shell after /etc/csh.cshrc	or its equiva-
		       lent.
       ~/.cshrc	       Read  by	every shell, if	~/.tcshrc doesn't exist, after
		       /etc/csh.cshrc or its  equivalent.   This  manual  uses
		       `~/.tcshrc'  to mean `~/.tcshrc or, if ~/.tcshrc	is not
		       found, ~/.cshrc'.
       ~/.history      Read by login shells after  ~/.tcshrc  if  savehist  is
		       set, but	see also histfile.
       ~/.login	       Read  by	 login	shells	after ~/.tcshrc	or ~/.history.
		       The shell may  be  compiled  to	read  ~/.login	before
		       instead of after	~/.tcshrc and ~/.history; see the ver-
		       sion shell variable.
       ~/.cshdirs (+)  Read by login shells after ~/.login if savedirs is set,
		       but see also dirsfile.
       /etc/csh.logout Read  by	login shells at	logout.	 ConvexOS, Stellix and
		       Intel use /etc/logout and  NeXTs	 use  /etc/logout.std.
		       A/UX, AMIX, Cray	and IRIX have no equivalent in csh(1),
		       but read	this file in tcsh anyway.   Solaris  2.x  does
		       not have	it either, but tcsh reads /etc/.logout.	 (+)
       ~/.logout       Read by login shells at logout after /etc/csh.logout or
		       its equivalent.
       /bin/sh	       Used to interpret shell scripts	not  starting  with  a
		       `#'.
       /tmp/sh*	       Temporary file for `<<'.
       /etc/passwd     Source of home directories for `~name' substitutions.

       The  order  in which startup files are read may differ if the shell was
       so compiled; see	Startup	and shutdown and the version shell variable.

NEW FEATURES (+)
       This manual describes tcsh as a single entity, but  experienced	csh(1)
       users will want to pay special attention	to tcsh's new features.

       A  command-line	editor,	 which	supports  GNU Emacs or vi(1)-style key
       bindings.  See The command-line editor and Editor commands.

       Programmable, interactive word completion and listing.  See  Completion
       and listing and the complete and	uncomplete builtin commands.

       Spelling	correction (q.v.) of filenames,	commands and variables.

       Editor commands (q.v.) which perform other useful functions in the mid-
       dle of typed commands, including	documentation lookup (run-help), quick
       editor  restarting  (run-fg-editor)  and	command	resolution (which-com-
       mand).

       An enhanced history mechanism.  Events in the history  list  are	 time-
       stamped.	  See  also the	history	command	and its	associated shell vari-
       ables, the previously undocumented `#' event specifier  and  new	 modi-
       fiers  under  History substitution, the *-history, history-search-*, i-
       search-*, vi-search-* and toggle-literal-history	 editor	 commands  and
       the histlit shell variable.

       Enhanced	 directory  parsing and	directory stack	handling.  See the cd,
       pushd, popd and dirs commands and their associated shell	variables, the
       description of Directory	stack substitution, the	dirstack, owd and sym-
       links shell variables and the normalize-command and normalize-path edi-
       tor commands.

       Negation	in glob-patterns.  See Filename	substitution.

       New  File  inquiry  operators  (q.v.) and a filetest builtin which uses
       them.

       A variety of Automatic, periodic	 and  timed  events  (q.v.)  including
       scheduled  events, special aliases, automatic logout and	terminal lock-
       ing, command timing and watching	for logins and logouts.

       Support for the Native Language System (see Native Language System sup-
       port),  OS  variant features (see OS variant support and	the echo_style
       shell variable) and system-dependent file locations (see	FILES).

       Extensive terminal-management capabilities.  See	Terminal management.

       New builtin commands including builtins,	hup, ls-F,  newgrp,  printenv,
       which and where (q.v.).

       New  variables  that  make  useful  information easily available	to the
       shell.  See the gid, loginsh, oid, shlvl, tcsh, tty,  uid  and  version
       shell  variables	 and the HOST, REMOTEHOST, VENDOR, OSTYPE and MACHTYPE
       environment variables.

       A new syntax for	including useful information in	the prompt string (see
       prompt).	  and  special	prompts	for loops and spelling correction (see
       prompt2 and prompt3).

       Read-only variables.  See Variable substitution.

BUGS
       When a suspended	command	is restarted, the shell	prints	the  directory
       it  started  in	if this	is different from the current directory.  This
       can be misleading (i.e.,	wrong) as the job may have changed directories
       internally.

       Shell   builtin	 functions  are	 not  stoppable/restartable.   Command
       sequences of the	form `a	; b ; c' are also not handled gracefully  when
       stopping	is attempted.  If you suspend `b', the shell will then immedi-
       ately execute `c'.  This	is especially  noticeable  if  this  expansion
       results	from  an alias.	 It suffices to	place the sequence of commands
       in ()'s to force	it to a	subshell, i.e.,	`( a ; b ; c )'.

       Control over tty	output after processes are started is primitive;  per-
       haps  this  will	 inspire  someone  to  work on a good virtual terminal
       interface.  In a	 virtual  terminal  interface  much  more  interesting
       things could be done with output	control.

       Alias substitution is most often	used to	clumsily simulate shell	proce-
       dures; shell procedures should be provided rather than aliases.

       Commands	within loops are not placed  in	 the  history  list.   Control
       structures  should  be  parsed rather than being	recognized as built-in
       commands.  This would allow control commands to be placed anywhere,  to
       be combined with	`|', and to be used with `&' and `;' metasyntax.

       foreach doesn't ignore here documents when looking for its end.

       It should be possible to	use the	`:' modifiers on the output of command
       substitutions.

       The screen update for lines longer than the screen width	is  very  poor
       if the terminal cannot move the cursor up (i.e.,	terminal type `dumb').

       HPATH and NOREBIND don't	need to	be environment variables.

       Glob-patterns which do not use `?', `*' or `[]' or which	 use  `{}'  or
       `~' are not negated correctly.

       The  single-command  form  of  if  does	output redirection even	if the
       expression is false and the command is not executed.

       ls-F includes file identification characters when sorting filenames and
       does  not  handle  control  characters in filenames well.  It cannot be
       interrupted.

       Command substitution supports multiple commands and conditions, but not
       cycles or backward gotos.

       Report bugs at http://bugs.gw.com/, preferably with fixes.  If you want
       to help maintain	and test tcsh,	send  mail  to	tcsh-request@mx.gw.com
       with the	text `subscribe	tcsh' on a line	by itself in the body.

THE T IN TCSH
       In 1964,	DEC produced the PDP-6.	 The PDP-10 was	a later	re-implementa-
       tion.  It was re-christened the DECsystem-10 in 1970  or	 so  when  DEC
       brought out the second model, the KI10.

       TENEX was created at Bolt, Beranek & Newman (a Cambridge, Massachusetts
       think tank) in 1972 as an experiment  in	 demand-paged  virtual	memory
       operating  systems.  They built a new pager for the DEC PDP-10 and cre-
       ated the	OS to go with it.  It was extremely successful in academia.

       In 1975,	DEC brought out	a new model of	the  PDP-10,  the  KL10;  they
       intended	 to have only a	version	of TENEX, which	they had licensed from
       BBN, for	the new	box.  They called their	version	TOPS-20	 (their	 capi-
       talization  is  trademarked).   A  lot of TOPS-10 users (`The OPerating
       System for PDP-10') objected; thus DEC found themselves supporting  two
       incompatible systems on the same	hardware--but then there were 6	on the
       PDP-11!

       TENEX, and TOPS-20 to version 3,	had command  completion	 via  a	 user-
       code-level subroutine library called ULTCMD.  With version 3, DEC moved
       all that	capability and more into the monitor (`kernel'	for  you  Unix
       types),	accessed by the	COMND% JSYS (`Jump to SYStem' instruction, the
       supervisor call mechanism [are my IBM roots also	showing?]).

       The creator of tcsh was impressed by this feature and several others of
       TENEX and TOPS-20, and created a	version	of csh which mimicked them.

LIMITATIONS
       The system limits argument lists	to ARG_MAX characters.

       The  number of arguments	to a command which involves filename expansion
       is limited to 1/6th the number of characters  allowed  in  an  argument
       list.

       Command	substitutions  may  substitute	no  more  characters  than are
       allowed in an argument list.

       To detect looping, the shell restricts the number  of  alias  substitu-
       tions on	a single line to 20.

SEE ALSO
       csh(1),	emacs(1), ls(1), newgrp(1), sh(1), setpath(1), stty(1),	su(1),
       tset(1),	 vi(1),	 x(1),	access(2),  execve(2),	 fork(2),   killpg(2),
       pipe(2),	setrlimit(2), sigvec(2), stat(2), umask(2), vfork(2), wait(2),
       malloc(3),  setlocale(3),  tty(4),  a.out(5),  termcap(5),  environ(7),
       termio(7), Introduction to the C	Shell

VERSION
       This manual documents tcsh 6.17.00 (Astron) 2009-07-10.

AUTHORS
       William Joy
	 Original author of csh(1)
       J.E. Kulp, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
	 Job control and directory stack features
       Ken Greer, HP Labs, 1981
	 File name completion
       Mike Ellis, Fairchild, 1983
	 Command name recognition/completion
       Paul Placeway, Ohio State CIS Dept., 1983-1993
	 Command  line	editor,	 prompt	routines, new glob syntax and numerous
	 fixes and speedups
       Karl Kleinpaste,	CCI 1983-4
	 Special  aliases,  directory  stack  extraction  stuff,  login/logout
	 watch,	scheduled events, and the idea of the new prompt format
       Rayan Zachariassen, University of Toronto, 1984
	 ls-F  and  which  builtins  and numerous bug fixes, modifications and
	 speedups
       Chris Kingsley, Caltech
	 Fast storage allocator	routines
       Chris Grevstad, TRW, 1987
	 Incorporated 4.3BSD csh into tcsh
       Christos	S. Zoulas, Cornell U. EE Dept.,	1987-94
	 Ports	to  HPUX,  SVR2	 and  SVR3,  a	SysV   version	 of   getwd.c,
	 SHORT_STRINGS support and a new version of sh.glob.c
       James J Dempsey,	BBN, and Paul Placeway,	OSU, 1988
	 A/UX port
       Daniel Long, NNSC, 1988
	 wordchars
       Patrick Wolfe, Kuck and Associates, Inc., 1988
	 vi mode cleanup
       David C Lawrence, Rensselaer Polytechnic	Institute, 1989
	 autolist and ambiguous	completion listing
       Alec Wolman, DEC, 1989
	 Newlines in the prompt
       Matt Landau, BBN, 1989
	 ~/.tcshrc
       Ray Moody, Purdue Physics, 1989
	 Magic space bar history expansion
       Mordechai ????, Intel, 1989
	 printprompt() fixes and additions
       Kazuhiro	Honda, Dept. of	Computer Science, Keio University, 1989
	 Automatic spelling correction and prompt3
       Per Hedeland, Ellemtel, Sweden, 1990-
	 Various bugfixes, improvements	and manual updates
       Hans J. Albertsson (Sun Sweden)
	 ampm, settc and telltc
       Michael Bloom
	 Interrupt handling fixes
       Michael Fine, Digital Equipment Corp
	 Extended key support
       Eric Schnoebelen, Convex, 1990
	 Convex	 support, lots of csh bug fixes, save and restore of directory
	 stack
       Ron Flax, Apple,	1990
	 A/UX 2.0 (re)port
       Dan Oscarsson, LTH Sweden, 1990
	 NLS support and simulated NLS support for non NLS sites, fixes
       Johan Widen, SICS Sweden, 1990
	 shlvl,	Mach support, correct-line, 8-bit printing
       Matt Day, Sanyo Icon, 1990
	 POSIX termio support, SysV limit fixes
       Jaap Vermeulen, Sequent,	1990-91
	 Vi mode fixes,	expand-line, window change fixes, Symmetry port
       Martin Boyer, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Quebec, 1991
	 autolist beeping options, modified the	history	search to  search  for
	 the whole string from the beginning of	the line to the	cursor.
       Scott Krotz, Motorola, 1991
	 Minix port
       David Dawes, Sydney U. Australia, Physics Dept.,	1991
	 SVR4 job control fixes
       Jose Sousa, Interactive Systems Corp., 1991
	 Extended vi fixes and vi delete command
       Marc Horowitz, MIT, 1991
	 ANSIfication fixes, new exec hashing code, imake fixes, where
       Bruce Sterling Woodcock,	sterling@netcom.com, 1991-1995
	 ETA  and Pyramid port,	Makefile and lint fixes, ignoreeof=n addition,
	 and various other portability changes and bug fixes
       Jeff Fink, 1992
	 complete-word-fwd and complete-word-back
       Harry C.	Pulley,	1992
	 Coherent port
       Andy Phillips, Mullard Space Science Lab	U.K., 1992
	 VMS-POSIX port
       Beto Appleton, IBM Corp., 1992
	 Walking process group fixes, csh bug fixes, POSIX file	 tests,	 POSIX
	 SIGHUP
       Scott Bolte, Cray Computer Corp., 1992
	 CSOS port
       Kaveh R.	Ghazi, Rutgers University, 1992
	 Tek,  m88k,  Titan and	Masscomp ports and fixes.  Added autoconf sup-
	 port.
       Mark Linderman, Cornell University, 1992
	 OS/2 port
       Mika Liljeberg, liljeber@kruuna.Helsinki.FI, 1992
	 Linux port
       Tim P. Starrin, NASA Langley Research Center Operations,	1993
	 Read-only variables
       Dave Schweisguth, Yale University, 1993-4
	 New man page and tcsh.man2html
       Larry Schwimmer,	Stanford University, 1993
	 AFS and HESIOD	patches
       Luke Mewburn, RMIT University, 1994-6
	 Enhanced directory printing in	prompt,	added ellipsis and rprompt.
       Edward Hutchins,	Silicon	Graphics Inc., 1996
	 Added implicit	cd.
       Martin Kraemer, 1997
	 Ported	to Siemens Nixdorf EBCDIC machine
       Amol Deshpande, Microsoft, 1997
	 Ported	to WIN32 (Windows/95 and Windows/NT); wrote  all  the  missing
	 library and message catalog code to interface to Windows.
       Taga Nayuta, 1998
	 Color ls additions.

THANKS TO
       Bryan Dunlap, Clayton Elwell, Karl Kleinpaste, Bob Manson, Steve	Romig,
       Diana Smetters, Bob Sutterfield,	Mark Verber, Elizabeth Zwicky and  all
       the other people	at Ohio	State for suggestions and encouragement

       All  the	people on the net, for putting up with,	reporting bugs in, and
       suggesting new additions	to each	and every version

       Richard M. Alderson III,	for writing the	`T in tcsh' section

Astron 6.17.00			 10 July 2009			       TCSH(1)

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