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csh(1)				 User Commands				csh(1)

       csh - shell command interpreter with a C-like syntax

       csh [-bcefinstvVxX] [argument...]

       csh, the	C shell, is a command interpreter with a syntax	reminiscent of
       the C language. It provides a number of convenient features for	inter-
       active  use  that  are  not  available with the Bourne shell, including
       filename	completion, command aliasing, history substitution,  job  con-
       trol,  and a number of built-in commands. As with the Bourne shell, the
       C shell provides	variable, command and filename substitution.

   Initialization and Termination
       When first started, the C shell normally	 performs  commands  from  the
       .cshrc  file  in	 your home directory, provided that it is readable and
       you either own it or your real group ID matches its group  ID.  If  the
       shell  is  invoked with a name that starts with `-', as when started by
       login(1), the shell runs	as a login shell.

       If the shell is a login shell, this is  the  sequence  of  invocations:
       First,  commands	 in  /etc/.login are executed. Next, commands from the
       .cshrc file your	home directory are executed. Then the  shell  executes
       commands	 from the .login file in your home directory; the same permis-
       sion checks as those for	.cshrc are applied to  this  file.  Typically,
       the  .login  file  contains  commands  to specify the terminal type and
       environment. (For an explanation	of file	interpreters, see below	 "Com-
       mand Execution" and exec(2).)

       As a login shell	terminates, it performs	commands from the .logout file
       in your home directory; the same	permission checks as those for	.cshrc
       are applied to this file.

   Interactive Operation
       After  startup  processing  is  complete, an interactive	C shell	begins
       reading commands	from the terminal, prompting with hostname% (or	 host-
       name#  for the privileged user).	The shell then repeatedly performs the
       following actions: a line of command input  is  read  and  broken  into
       words.  This  sequence  of words	is placed on the history list and then
       parsed, as described under USAGE, below.	Finally,  the  shell  executes
       each command in the current line.

   Noninteractive Operation
       When running noninteractively, the shell	does not prompt	for input from
       the terminal. A noninteractive C	shell can execute a  command  supplied
       as  an argument on its command line, or interpret commands from a file,
       also known as a script.

       The following options are supported:

       -b    Force a "break" from option processing. Subsequent	 command  line
	     arguments are not interpreted as C	shell options. This allows the
	     passing of	options	to a script without confusion. The shell  does
	     not run set-user-ID or set-group-ID scripts unless	this option is

       -c    Execute the first argument	(which	must  be  present).  Remaining
	     arguments	are  placed  in	 argv, the argument-list variable, and
	     passed directly to	csh.

       -e    Exit if a command terminates abnormally or	yields a nonzero  exit

       -f    Fast start. Read neither the .cshrc file, nor the .login file (if
	     a login shell) upon startup.

       -i    Forced interactive. Prompt	for command line input,	 even  if  the
	     standard  input  does not appear to be a terminal (character-spe-
	     cial device).

       -n    Parse (interpret),	but do not execute commands. This  option  can
	     be	used to	check C	shell scripts for syntax errors.

       -s    Take commands from	the standard input.

       -t    Read  and execute a single	command	line. A	`\' (backslash)	can be
	     used to escape each newline for continuation of the command  line
	     onto subsequent input lines.

       -v    Verbose.  Set  the	 verbose predefined variable; command input is
	     echoed after history substitution	(but  before  other  substitu-
	     tions) and	before execution.

       -V    Set verbose before	reading	.cshrc.

       -x    Echo.  Set	 the  echo variable; echo commands after all substitu-
	     tions and just before execution.

       -X    Set echo before reading .cshrc.

       Except with the options -c, -i, -s, or -t, the first nonoption argument
       is  taken  to be	the name of a command or script. It is passed as argu-
       ment zero, and subsequent arguments are added to	the argument list  for
       that command or script.

   Filename Completion
       When  enabled by	setting	the variable filec, an interactive C shell can
       complete	a partially typed filename or user name. When  an  unambiguous
       partial	filename is followed by	an ESC character on the	terminal input
       line, the shell fills in	the remaining characters of a  matching	 file-
       name from the working directory.

       If  a  partial filename is followed by the EOF character	(usually typed
       as CTRL-d), the shell lists all filenames that match. It	 then  prompts
       once again, supplying the incomplete command line typed in so far.

       When  the  last	(partial)  word	 begins	 with  a  tilde	(~), the shell
       attempts	completion with	a user name, rather than a file	in the working

       The  terminal  bell  signals  errors  or	 multiple matches; this	can be
       inhibited by setting the	variable nobeep. You can  exclude  files  with
       certain suffixes	by listing those suffixes in the variable fignore. If,
       however,	the only possible completion includes a	suffix in the list, it
       is not ignored. fignore does not	affect the listing of filenames	by the
       EOF character.

   Lexical Structure
       The shell splits	input lines into words at space	 and  tab  characters,
       except as noted below. The characters &,	|, ;, <, >, (, and ) form sep-
       arate words; if paired,	the  pairs  form  single  words.  These	 shell
       metacharacters can be made part of other	words, and their special mean-
       ing can be suppressed by	preceding them with a `\' (backslash). A  new-
       line preceded by	a \ is equivalent to a space character.

       In  addition,  a	string enclosed	in matched pairs of single-quotes ('),
       double-quotes ("), or backquotes	(`), forms a partial word; metacharac-
       ters  in	 such  a string, including any space or	tab characters,	do not
       form separate words. Within pairs of backquote (`) or double-quote  (")
       characters,  a  newline preceded	by a `\' (backslash) gives a true new-
       line  character.	 Additional  functions	of  each  type	of  quote  are
       described,  below,  under  Variable Substitution, Command Substitution,
       and Filename Substitution.

       When the	shell's	input is not a terminal, the character # introduces  a
       comment	that continues to the end of the input line. Its special mean-
       ing is suppressed when preceded by a \ or enclosed in matching  quotes.

   Command Line	Parsing
       A  simple  command  is  composed	of a sequence of words.	The first word
       (that is	not part of an I/O redirection)	specifies the  command	to  be
       executed.  A simple command, or a set of	simple commands	separated by |
       or |& characters, forms a pipeline. With	|, the standard	output of  the
       preceding  command  is  redirected to the standard input	of the command
       that follows. With |&, both the standard	error and the standard	output
       are redirected through the pipeline.

       Pipelines  can  be  separated by	semicolons (;),	in which case they are
       executed	sequentially. Pipelines	that are separated by &&  or  ||  form
       conditional  sequences in which the execution of	pipelines on the right
       depends upon the	success	or failure, respectively, of the  pipeline  on
       the left.

       A  pipeline or sequence can be enclosed within parentheses `()' to form
       a simple	command	that can be a component	in a pipeline or sequence.

       A sequence of pipelines can be executed asynchronously or "in the back-
       ground"	by  appending  an `&'; rather than waiting for the sequence to
       finish before issuing a prompt, the shell displays the job number  (see
       Job Control, below) and associated process IDs and prompts immediately.

   History Substitution
       History substitution allows you to  use	words  from  previous  command
       lines in	the command line you are typing. This simplifies spelling cor-
       rections	and the	repetition of complicated commands or arguments.  Com-
       mand  lines  are	 saved	in the history list, the size of which is con-
       trolled by the history variable.	The most recent	command	is retained in
       any  case.  A  history  substitution  begins with a ! (although you can
       change this with	the histchars variable)	and may	occur anywhere on  the
       command	line; history substitutions do not nest. The !	can be escaped
       with \ to suppress its special meaning.

       Input lines containing history substitutions are	echoed on the terminal
       after  being expanded, but before any other substitutions take place or
       the command gets	executed.

   Event Designators
       An event	designator is a	reference to a command line entry in the  his-
       tory list.

       !     Start  a  history	substitution,  except when followed by a space
	     character,	tab, newline, =	or (.

       !!    Refer to the  previous  command.  By  itself,  this  substitution
	     repeats the previous command.

       !n    Refer to command line n.

       !-n   Refer to the current command line minus n.

       !str  Refer to the most recent command starting with str.

	     Refer to the most recent command containing str.

       !?str? additional
	     Refer  to the most	recent command containing str and append addi-
	     tional to that referenced command.

       !{command} additional
	     Refer to the most	recent	command	 beginning  with  command  and
	     append additional to that referenced command.

	     Repeat  the  previous  command  line  replacing the string	previ-
	     ous_word with the string replacement. This	is equivalent  to  the
	     history substitution:


	     To	re-execute a specific previous command AND make	such a substi-
	     tution, say, re-executing command #6,


   Word	Designators
       A `:' (colon) separates the event specification from the	word  designa-
       tor.  It	can be omitted if the word designator begins with a ^, $, *, -
       or %. If	the word is to be selected from	the previous command, the sec-
       ond  !  character  can  be  omitted  from the event specification.  For
       instance, !!:1 and !:1 both refer to the	first  word  of	 the  previous
       command,	 while	!!$ and	!$ both	refer to the last word in the previous
       command.	Word designators include:

       #     The entire	command	line typed so far.

       0     The first input word (command).

       n     The n'th argument.

       ^     The first argument, that is, 1.

       $     The last argument.

       %     The word matched by (the most recent) ?s search.

       x-y   A range of	words; -y abbreviates 0-y.

       *     All the arguments,	or a null value	if there is just one  word  in
	     the event.

       x*    Abbreviates x-$.

       x-    Like x* but omitting word $.

       After  the  optional  word designator, you can add one of the following
       modifiers, preceded by a	:.

       h     Remove a trailing pathname	component, leaving the head.

       r     Remove a trailing suffix of the form `.xxx',  leaving  the	 base-

       e     Remove all	but the	suffix,	leaving	the Extension.

	     Substitute	r for l.

       t     Remove all	leading	pathname components, leaving the tail.

       &     Repeat the	previous substitution.

       g     Apply the change to the first occurrence of a match in each word,
	     by	prefixing the above (for example, g&).

       p     Print the new command but do not execute it.

       q     Quote the substituted words, escaping further substitutions.

       x     Like q, but break into words at each space	character, tab or new-

       Unless  preceded	 by a g, the modification is applied only to the first
       string that matches l; an error results if no string matches.

       The left-hand side of substitutions are not  regular  expressions,  but
       character  strings. Any character can be	used as	the delimiter in place
       of /. A backslash quotes	the delimiter character. The character	&,  in
       the  right  hand	side, is replaced by the text from the left-hand-side.
       The & can be quoted with	a backslash. A null l uses the previous	string
       either  from  a l or from a contextual scan string s from !?s.  You can
       omit the	rightmost delimiter if a newline immediately  follows  r;  the
       rightmost ? in a	context	scan can similarly be omitted.

       Without	an  event  specification, a history reference refers either to
       the previous command, or	to a previous history reference	on the command
       line (if	any).

   Quick Substitution
       ^l^r^ This is equivalent	to the history substitution: !:s/l/r/.

       The  C  shell maintains a list of aliases that you can create, display,
       and modify using	the alias and unalias commands.	The shell  checks  the
       first word in each command to see if it matches the name	of an existing
       alias. If it does, the command is reprocessed with the alias definition
       replacing  its  name; the history substitution mechanism	is made	avail-
       able as though that command were	the previous input line.  This	allows
       history	substitutions,	escaped	with a backslash in the	definition, to
       be replaced with	actual command line arguments when the alias is	 used.
       If  no  history	substitution  is  called  for,	the  arguments	remain

       Aliases can be nested. That is, an alias	 definition  can  contain  the
       name  of	 another alias.	Nested aliases are expanded before any history
       substitutions is	applied. This is useful	in pipelines such as

       alias lm	'ls -l \!* | more'

       which when called, pipes	the output of ls(1) through more(1).

       Except for the first word, the name of the alias	may not	appear in  its
       definition,  nor	in any alias referred to by its	definition. Such loops
       are detected, and cause an error	message.

   I/O Redirection
       The following metacharacters indicate that the subsequent word  is  the
       name  of	a file to which	the command's standard input, standard output,
       or standard error is redirected;	this word is  variable,	 command,  and
       filename	expanded separately from the rest of the command.

       <     Redirect the standard input.

	     Read  the	standard  input,  up  to a line	that is	identical with
	     word, and place the resulting lines in a temporary	 file.	Unless
	     word is escaped or	quoted,	variable and command substitutions are
	     performed on these	lines. Then, the pipeline is invoked with  the
	     temporary	file  as  its standard input. word is not subjected to
	     variable, filename, or command substitution,  and	each  line  is
	     compared  to  it  before  any  substitutions are performed	by the

       >   >!	>&   >&!
	     Redirect the standard output to a file.  If  the  file  does  not
	     exist,  it	 is  created. If it does exist,	it is overwritten; its
	     previous contents are lost.

	     When set, the variable noclobber prevents destruction of existing
	     files.  It	 also prevents redirection to terminals	and /dev/null,
	     unless one	of the ! forms is used.	 The  &	 forms	redirect  both
	     standard output and the standard error (diagnostic	output)	to the

       >>   >>&	  >>!	 >>&!
	     Append the	standard output. Like >, but places output at the  end
	     of	 the  file rather than overwriting it. If noclobber is set, it
	     is	an error for the file not to exist, unless one of the !	 forms
	     is	 used. The & forms append both the standard error and standard
	     output to the file.

   Variable Substitution
       The C shell maintains a set of variables, each of which is composed  of
       a  name	and  a value. A	variable name consists of up to	20 letters and
       digits, and starts with a letter	(the underscore	is considered  a  let-
       ter).  A	 variable's  value  is	a space-separated list of zero or more

       To refer	to a variable's	value, precede its name	with  a	 `$'.  Certain
       references  (described below) can be used to select specific words from
       the value, or to	display	other information about	the  variable.	Braces
       can  be	used  to  insulate  the	 reference from	other characters in an
       input-line word.

       Variable	substitution takes place after the  input  line	 is  analyzed,
       aliases	are  resolved, and I/O redirections are	applied. Exceptions to
       this are	variable references in I/O redirections	 (substituted  at  the
       time the	redirection is made), and backquoted strings (see Command Sub-

       Variable	substitution can be suppressed by preceding the	$  with	 a  \,
       except  within double-quotes where it always occurs. Variable substitu-
       tion is suppressed inside of single-quotes. A $ is escaped if  followed
       by a space character, tab or newline.

       Variables  can  be  created,  displayed,	or destroyed using the set and
       unset commands. Some variables are maintained or	used by	the shell. For
       instance,  the  argv variable contains an image of the shell's argument
       list. Of	the variables used by the shell, a  number  are	 toggles;  the
       shell  does  not	care what their	value is, only whether they are	set or

       Numerical values	can be operated	on as numbers (as with the @  built-in
       command).  With	numeric	operations, an empty value is considered to be
       zero; the second	and subsequent words of	multiword values are  ignored.
       For  instance, when the verbose variable	is set to any value (including
       an empty	value),	command	input is echoed	on the terminal.

       Command and filename substitution is subsequently applied to the	 words
       that  result  from the variable substitution, except when suppressed by
       double-quotes, when noglob is set (suppressing filename	substitution),
       or  when	 the  reference	is quoted with the :q modifier.	Within double-
       quotes, a reference is expanded to form (a portion of) a	quoted string;
       multiword  values  are expanded to a string with	embedded space charac-
       ters. When the :q modifier is applied to	the reference, it is  expanded
       to  a list of space-separated words, each of which is quoted to prevent
       subsequent command or filename substitutions.

       Except as noted below, it is an error to	refer to a  variable  that  is
       not set.


	     These are replaced	by words from the value	of var,	each separated
	     by	a space	character. If var  is  an  environment	variable,  its
	     value  is	returned  (but `:' modifiers and the other forms given
	     below are not available).


       ${var [index]}
	     These select only the indicated words  from  the  value  of  var.
	     Variable  substitution  is	applied	to index, which	may consist of
	     (or result	in) a either single number, two	numbers	separated by a
	     `-',  or  an  asterisk.  Words are	indexed	starting from 1; a `*'
	     selects all words.	If the first number of a range is omitted  (as
	     with  $argv[-2]), it defaults to 1. If the	last number of a range
	     is	omitted	(as with $argv[1-]), it	defaults to  $#var  (the  word
	     count).  It is not	an error for a range to	be empty if the	second
	     argument is omitted (or within range).


	     These give	the number of words in the variable.

       $0    This substitutes the name of the file from	which command input is
	     being  read  except  for setuid shell scripts. An error occurs if
	     the name is not known.


       ${n}  Equivalent	to $argv[n].

       $*    Equivalent	to $argv[*].

       The modifiers :e, :h, :q, :r, :t, and :x	can be	applied	 (see  History
       Substitution),  as can :gh, :gt,	and :gr. If {} (braces)	are used, then
       the modifiers must appear within	the braces. The	current	implementation
       allows only one such modifier per expansion.

       The following references	may not	be modified with : modifiers.


	     Substitutes the string 1 if var is	set or 0 if it is not set.

       $?0   Substitutes  1  if	the current input filename is known or 0 if it
	     is	not.

       $$    Substitutes the process number of the (parent) shell.

       $<    Substitutes a line	from  the  standard  input,  with  no  further
	     interpretation  thereafter.  It can be used to read from the key-
	     board in a	C shell	script.

   Command and Filename	Substitutions
       Command and filename substitutions are applied selectively to the argu-
       ments of	built-in commands. Portions of expressions that	are not	evalu-
       ated are	not expanded. For non-built-in commands, filename expansion of
       the  command  name  is  done separately from that of the	argument list;
       expansion occurs	in a subshell, after I/O redirection is	performed.

   Command Substitution
       A command enclosed by backquotes	(`...`)	is performed  by  a  subshell.
       Its standard output is broken into separate words at each space charac-
       ter, tab	and newline; null words	are discarded. This text replaces  the
       backquoted  string  on  the current command line. Within	double-quotes,
       only newline characters force new words;	space and tab  characters  are
       preserved.  However, a final newline is ignored.	It is therefore	possi-
       ble for a command substitution to yield a partial word.

   Filename Substitution
       Unquoted	words containing any of	the characters *, ?, [ or {,  or  that
       begin  with  ~,	are expanded (also known as globbing) to an alphabeti-
       cally sorted list of filenames, as follows:

       *     Match any (zero or	more) characters.

       ?     Match any single character.

       [...] Match any single character	in the enclosed	list(s)	or range(s). A
	     list  is a	string of characters.  A range is two characters sepa-
	     rated by a	dash (-), and includes all the characters  in  between
	     in	the ASCII collating sequence (see ascii(5)).

       { str, str, ... }
	     Expand  to	 each  string  (or  filename-matching  pattern)	in the
	     comma-separated list.  Unlike  the	 pattern-matching  expressions
	     above,  the  expansion  of	 this  construct  is  not  sorted. For
	     instance, {b,a} expands to	`b' `a', (not  `a'  `b').  As  special
	     cases,  the  characters  {	 and  }, along with the	string {}, are
	     passed undisturbed.

	     Your home directory, as indicated by the value  of	 the  variable
	     home,  or	that  of  user,	as indicated by	the password entry for

       Only the	patterns *, ? and  [...]  imply	 pattern  matching;  an	 error
       results	if  no	filename matches a pattern that	contains them. The `.'
       (dot character),	when it	is the first character in a filename or	 path-
       name  component,	must be	matched	explicitly. The	/ (slash) must also be
       matched explicitly.

   Expressions and Operators
       A number	of C shell built-in commands accept expressions, in which  the
       operators are similar to	those of C and have the	same precedence. These
       expressions typically appear in the @, exit, if,	 set  and  while  com-
       mands, and are often used to regulate the flow of control for executing
       commands. Components of an expression are separated by white space.

       Null or missing values are considered 0.	The result of all  expressions
       is a string, which may represent	decimal	numbers.

       The following C shell operators are grouped in order of precedence:

       (...) grouping

       >~    one's complement

       !     logical negation

       *   /   %
	     multiplication, division, remainder (these	are right associative,
	     which can lead to unexpected results; group combinations  explic-
	     itly with parentheses.)

       +   - addition, subtraction (also right associative)

       <<   >>
	     bitwise shift left, bitwise shift right

       <   >   <=   >=
	     less  than,  greater than,	less than or equal to, greater than or
	     equal to

       ==   !=	 =~   !~
	     equal to,	not  equal  to,	 filename-substitution	pattern	 match
	     (described	below),	filename-substitution pattern mismatch

       &     bitwise AND

       ^     bitwise XOR (exclusive or)

       |     bitwise inclusive OR

       &&    logical AND

       ||    logical OR

       The  operators:	==, !=,	=~, and	!~ compare their arguments as strings;
       other operators use numbers. The	operators =~ and !~ each check whether
       or  not a string	to the left matches a filename substitution pattern on
       the right. This reduces the need	for switch  statements	when  pattern-
       matching	between	strings	is all that is required.

       Also available are file inquiries:

       -r filename
	     Return  true,  or	1  if  the  user has read access. Otherwise it
	     returns false, or 0.

       -w filename
	     True if the user has write	access.

       -x filename
	     True if the user has execute permission (or search	permission  on
	     a directory).

       -e filename
	     True if filename exists.

       -o filename
	     True if the user owns filename.

       -z filename
	     True if filename is of zero length	(empty).

       -f filename
	     True if filename is a plain file.

       -d filename
	     True if filename is a directory.

       If  filename  does  not	exist  or  is inaccessible, then all inquiries
       return false.

       An inquiry as to	the success of a command is also available:

       { command }
	     If	command	runs successfully, the expression evaluates  to	 true,
	     1.	 Otherwise, it evaluates to false, 0. (Note:  Conversely, com-
	     mand itself typically returns 0 when  it  runs  successfully,  or
	     some  other  value	if it encounters a problem. If you want	to get
	     at	the status directly, use the  value  of	 the  status  variable
	     rather than this expression).

   Control Flow
       The shell contains a number of commands to regulate the flow of control
       in scripts and within limits, from the terminal.	These commands operate
       by forcing the shell either to reread input (to loop), or to skip input
       under certain conditions	(to branch).

       Each occurrence of a foreach, switch, while, if...then and else	built-
       in command must appear as the first word	on its own input line.

       If  the	shell's	 input	is not seekable	and a loop is being read, that
       input is	buffered. The shell performs seeks within the internal	buffer
       to  accomplish  the  rereading implied by the loop. (To the extent that
       this  allows,  backward	goto  commands	will  succeed  on  nonseekable

   Command Execution
       If  the	command	 is  a C shell built-in	command, the shell executes it
       directly. Otherwise, the	shell searches for a file by  that  name  with
       execute access. If the command name contains a /, the shell takes it as
       a pathname, and searches	for it.	If the command name does not contain a
       /,  the	shell  attempts	 to  resolve  it to a pathname,	searching each
       directory in the	path variable for the command. To  speed  the  search,
       the  shell  uses	 its  hash  table (see the rehash built-in command) to
       eliminate directories that have no applicable files. This  hashing  can
       be disabled with	the -c or -t, options, or the unhash built-in command.

       As a special case, if there is no / in the name of the script and there
       is  an  alias  for  the word shell, the expansion of the	shell alias is
       prepended (without  modification)  to  the  command  line.  The	system
       attempts	 to  execute  the  first word of this special (late-occurring)
       alias, which should be a	full pathname. Remaining words of the  alias's
       definition, along with the text of the input line, are treated as argu-

       When a pathname is found	that has proper	execute	permissions, the shell
       forks  a	 new  process  and passes it, along with its arguments,	to the
       kernel using the	execve() system	call (see exec(2)).  The  kernel  then
       attempts	 to  overlay  the new process with the desired program.	If the
       file is an executable binary (in	a.out(4) format) the  kernel  succeeds
       and  begins  executing  the new process.	If the file is a text file and
       the first line begins with #!, the next word is taken to	be  the	 path-
       name of a shell (or command) to interpret that script. Subsequent words
       on the first line are taken as  options	for  that  shell.  The	kernel
       invokes (overlays) the indicated	shell, using the name of the script as
       an argument.

       If neither of the above conditions holds, the kernel cannot overlay the
       file  and  the  execve()	 call  fails  (see  exec(2)); the C shell then
       attempts	to execute the file by spawning	a new shell, as	follows:

	  o  If	the first character of the file	is a #,	a C shell is  invoked.

	  o  Otherwise,	a Bourne shell is invoked.

   Signal Handling
       The  shell normally ignores QUIT	signals. Background jobs are immune to
       signals generated from the keyboard,  including	hangups	 (HUP).	 Other
       signals	have  the  values that the C shell inherited from its environ-
       ment. The shell's handling of interrupt and  terminate  signals	within
       scripts	can be controlled by the onintr	built-in command. Login	shells
       catch the TERM signal; otherwise, this signal is	 passed	 on  to	 child
       processes.  In  no  case	 are  interrupts allowed when a	login shell is
       reading the .logout file.

   Job Control
       The shell associates a numbered job with	each command sequence to  keep
       track of	those commands that are	running	in the background or have been
       stopped with TSTP signals (typically CTRL-z). When a command or command
       sequence	 (semicolon separated list) is started in the background using
       the & metacharacter, the	shell displays a line with the job  number  in
       brackets	and a list of associated process numbers:

       [1] 1234

       To see the current list of jobs,	use the	jobs built-in command. The job
       most recently stopped (or put into the background if none are  stopped)
       is referred to as the current job and is	indicated with a `+'. The pre-
       vious job is indicated with a `-'; when the current job	is  terminated
       or  moved  to the foreground, this job takes its	place (becomes the new
       current job).

       To manipulate jobs, refer to the	bg, fg,	kill,  stop,  and  %  built-in

       A  reference  to	 a  job	begins with a `%'. By itself, the percent-sign
       refers to the current job.

       %   %+	%%
	     The current job.

       %-    The previous job.

       %j    Refer to job j as in: `kill -9 %j'. j can be a job	number,	 or  a
	     string  that  uniquely specifies the command line by which	it was
	     started; `fg %vi' might bring a stopped vi	job to the foreground,
	     for instance.

	     Specify  the  job	for  which  the	command	line uniquely contains

       A job running in	the background stops when it attempts to read from the
       terminal.  Background jobs can normally produce output, but this	can be
       suppressed using	the `stty tostop' command.

   Status Reporting
       While running interactively, the	shell tracks the status	 of  each  job
       and  reports  whenever the job finishes or becomes blocked. It normally
       displays	a message to this effect as it issues a	prompt,	 in  order  to
       avoid  disturbing  the  appearance  of your input. When set, the	notify
       variable	indicates that the shell is to report status  changes  immedi-
       ately.  By default, the notify command marks the	current	process; after
       starting	a background job, type notify to mark it.

       Built-in	commands are executed within the C shell. If a	built-in  com-
       mand  occurs as any component of	a pipeline except the last, it is exe-
       cuted in	a subshell.

       :     Null command.  This  command  is  interpreted,  but  performs  no

       alias [ name [ def ] ]
	     Assign  def  to  the  alias name. def is a	list of	words that may
	     contain escaped  history-substitution  metasyntax.	 name  is  not
	     allowed  to  be  alias or unalias.	If def is omitted, the current
	     definition	for the	alias name is displayed. If both name and  def
	     are omitted, all aliases are displayed with their definitions.

       bg [ %job ... ]
	     Run the current or	specified jobs in the background.

       break Resume  execution	after the end of the nearest enclosing foreach
	     or	while loop.  The remaining commands on the  current  line  are
	     executed.	This  allows multilevel	breaks to be written as	a list
	     of	break commands,	all on one line.

	     Break from	a switch, resuming after the endsw.

       case label:
	     A label in	a switch statement.

       cd [dir ]

       chdir [dir ]
	     Change the	shell's	working	directory  to  directory  dir.	If  no
	     argument  is  given, change to the	home directory of the user. If
	     dir is a relative pathname	not found in  the  current  directory,
	     check  for	it in those directories	listed in the cdpath variable.
	     If	dir is the name	of a shell variable whose value	starts with  a
	     /,	change to the directory	named by that value.

	     Continue execution	of the next iteration of the nearest enclosing
	     while or foreach loop.

	     Labels the	default	case in	a switch statement. The	default	should
	     come  after  all case labels.  Any	remaining commands on the com-
	     mand line are first executed.

       dirs [-l]
	     Print the directory stack,	most recent to	the  left;  the	 first
	     directory	shown  is the current directory. With the -l argument,
	     produce an	unabbreviated printout;	use of the ~ notation is  sup-

       echo [-n] list
	     The  words	 in  list  are written to the shell's standard output,
	     separated by space	characters. The	output is  terminated  with  a
	     newline  unless  the  -n  option  is  used. csh will, by default,
	     invoke its	built-in echo, if echo	is  called  without  the  full
	     pathname  of  a  Unix command, regardless of the configuration of
	     your PATH (see echo(1)).

       eval argument...
	     Reads the arguments as  input  to	the  shell  and	 executes  the
	     resulting	command(s).  This  is usually used to execute commands
	     generated as the result of	command	or variable substitution.  See
	     tset(1B) for an example of	how to use eval.

       exec command
	     Execute  command in place of the current shell, which terminates.

       exit [(expr)]
	     The calling shell or shell	script exits, either with the value of
	     the status	variable or with the value specified by	the expression

       fg [%job	]
	     Bring the current or specified job	into the foreground.

       foreach var (wordlist)


       end   The variable var is successively set to each member of  wordlist.
	     The  sequence  of	commands between this command and the matching
	     end is executed for each new value	of var.	Both foreach  and  end
	     must appear alone on separate lines.

	     The built-in command continue may be used to terminate the	execu-
	     tion of the current iteration of the loop and the	built-in  com-
	     mand break	may be used to terminate execution of the foreach com-
	     mand. When	this command is	read from the terminal,	 the  loop  is
	     read  once	prompting with ? before	any statements in the loop are

       glob wordlist
	     Perform filename expansion	on  wordlist.  Like  echo,  but	 no  \
	     escapes are recognized. Words are delimited by NULL characters in
	     the output.

       goto label
	     The specified label is a filename and a command expanded to yield
	     a	label.	 The  shell  rewinds its input as much as possible and
	     searches for a line of the	form label: possibly preceded by space
	     or	 tab characters. Execution continues after the indicated line.
	     It	is an error to jump to a label that occurs between a while  or
	     for built-in command and its corresponding	end.

	     Print  a  statistics  line	 indicating how	effective the internal
	     hash table	for the	path variable has been	at  locating  commands
	     (and  avoiding execs). An exec is attempted for each component of
	     the path where the	hash function indicates	a possible hit and  in
	     each  component  that does	not begin with a `/'. These statistics
	     only reflect the effectiveness of	the  path  variable,  not  the
	     cdpath variable.

       history [-hr] [ n ]
	     Display  the history list;	if n is	given, display only the	n most
	     recent events.

	     -r	   Reverse the order of	 printout  to  be  most	 recent	 first
		   rather than oldest first.

	     -h	   Display  the	 history list without leading numbers. This is
		   used	to produce files suitable for sourcing	using  the  -h
		   option to source.

       if (expr	)command
	     If	the specified expression evaluates to true, the	single command
	     with arguments is executed. Variable substitution on command hap-
	     pens  early, at the same time it does for the rest	of the if com-
	     mand. command must	be a simple command, not a pipeline, a command
	     list,  or	a  parenthesized  command list.	Note:  I/O redirection
	     occurs even if expr is false, when	command	is not executed	 (this
	     is	a bug).

       if (expr) then


       else if ( expr2)	then




	     If	expr is	true, commands up to the first else are	executed. Oth-
	     erwise, if	expr2 is true, the commands between the	 else  if  and
	     the  second  else	are  executed. Otherwise, commands between the
	     else and the endif	are executed.  Any number of else if pairs are
	     allowed,  but  only one else. Only	one endif is needed, but it is
	     required. The words else and endif	must  be  the  first  nonwhite
	     characters	 on a line. The	if must	appear alone on	its input line
	     or	after an else.

       jobs [-l]
	     List the active jobs under	job control.

	     - l   List	process	IDs, in	addition to the	normal information.

       kill [ -sig ] [ pid ] [ %job ] ...

       kill -l
	     Send the TERM (terminate) signal, by default, or the signal spec-
	     ified,  to	 the  specified	 process ID, the job indicated,	or the
	     current job. Signals are either given by number or	by name. There
	     is	 no default. Typing kill does not send a signal	to the current
	     job. If  the  signal  being  sent	is  TERM  (terminate)  or  HUP
	     (hangup),	then the job or	process	is sent	a CONT (continue) sig-
	     nal as well.

	     -l	   List	the signal names that can be sent.

       limit [-h] [resource [max-use ] ]
	     Limit the consumption by the current process or  any  process  it
	     spawns,  each not to exceed max-use on the	specified resource. If
	     max-use is	omitted, print the current limit; if resource is omit-
	     ted,  display  all	 limits. (Run the sysdef(1M) command to	obtain
	     the maximum possible limits for your system.  The values reported
	     are  in  hexadecimal,  but	can be translated into decimal numbers
	     using the bc(1) command).

	     -h	   Use hard limits instead of the current limits. Hard	limits
		   impose  a ceiling on	the values of the current limits. Only
		   the privileged user may raise the hard limits.

       resource	is one of:

		   Maximum CPU seconds per process.

		   Largest single file allowed;	limited	to  the	 size  of  the
		   filesystem. (see df(1M)).

	     datasize (heapsize)
		   Maximum  data  size (including stack) for the process. This
		   is the size of your virtual memory See swap(1M).

		   Maximum stack size for the process. See swap(1M).

		   Maximum size	of a core dump (file).	This  limited  to  the
		   size	of the filesystem.

		   Maximum number of file descriptors. Run sysdef().

		   Maximum size	of virtual memory.

       max-use is a number, with an optional scaling factor, as	follows:

	     nh	   Hours (for cputime).

	     nk	   n kilobytes.	This is	the default for	all but	cputime.

	     nm	   n megabytes or minutes (for cputime).

	     mm:ss Minutes and seconds (for cputime).

	     Example  of  limit:   to  limit the size of a core	file dump to 0
	     Megabytes,	type the following:

		    limit coredumpsize 0M

       login [username|	-p ]
	     Terminate a login shell and invoke	login(1). The .logout file  is
	     not processed. If username	is omitted, login prompts for the name
	     of	a user.

	     -p	   Preserve the	current	environment (variables).

	     Terminate a login shell.

       nice [+n	|-n ] [command ]
	     Increment the process priority value for the shell	or for command
	     by	 n. The	higher the priority value, the lower the priority of a
	     process, and the slower it	runs. When given,  command  is	always
	     run  in  a	 subshell,  and	the restrictions placed	on commands in
	     simple if commands	apply. If command is omitted, nice  increments
	     the  value	 for  the current shell. If no increment is specified,
	     nice sets the process priority value to 4.	The range  of  process
	     priority values is	from -20 to 20.	Values of n outside this range
	     set the value to the lower, or to the  higher  boundary,  respec-

	     +n	   Increment the process priority value	by n.

	     -n	   Decrement by	n. This	argument can be	used only by the priv-
		   ileged user.

       nohup [command ]
	     Run command with HUPs ignored. With  no  arguments,  ignore  HUPs
	     throughout	 the  remainder	 of  a	script.	When given, command is
	     always run	in a subshell, and the restrictions placed on commands
	     in	 simple	if statements apply. All processes detached with & are
	     effectively nohup'd.

       notify [%job] ...
	     Notify the	user asynchronously when the status of the current job
	     or	specified jobs changes.

       onintr [-| label]
	     Control the action	of the shell on	interrupts. With no arguments,
	     onintr restores the default action	of the	shell  on  interrupts.
	     (The  shell  terminates shell scripts and returns to the terminal
	     command input level). With	the - argument,	the shell ignores  all
	     interrupts.  With	a  label  argument,  the shell executes	a goto
	     label when	an interrupt is	received or a child process terminates
	     because it	was interrupted.

       popd [+n	]
	     Pop the directory stack and cd to the new top directory. The ele-
	     ments of the directory stack are numbered from 0 starting at  the

	     +n	   Discard the n'th entry in the stack.

       pushd [+n |dir]
	     Push  a  directory	 onto  the directory stack. With no arguments,
	     exchange the top two elements.

	     +n	   Rotate the n'th entry to the	top of the stack and cd	to it.

	     dir   Push	 the  current  working	directory  onto	 the stack and
		   change to dir.

	     Recompute the internal hash table of the contents of  directories
	     listed  in	 the  path variable to account for new commands	added.
	     Recompute the internal hash table of the contents of  directories
	     listed  in	 the  cdpath  variable	to account for new directories

       repeat count command
	     Repeat command count  times.  command  is	subject	 to  the  same
	     restrictions as with the one-line if statement.

       set [var	[= value ] ]

       set var[n ] = word
	     With  no  arguments,  set	displays the values of all shell vari-
	     ables. Multiword values are displayed as  a  parenthesized	 list.
	     With the var argument alone, set assigns an empty (null) value to
	     the variable var. With arguments of the  form  var	 =  value  set
	     assigns value to var, where value is one of:

	     word  A single word (or quoted string).

		   A space-separated list of words enclosed in parentheses.

	     Values  are  command and filename expanded	before being assigned.
	     The form set var[n] = word	replaces the n'th word in a  multiword
	     value with	word.

       setenv [VAR  [word ] ]
	     With  no  arguments,  setenv  displays all	environment variables.
	     With the VAR  argument, setenv sets the environment variable  VAR
	     to	 have an empty (null) value. (By convention, environment vari-
	     ables are normally	given upper-case names.) With  both  VAR   and
	     word  arguments, setenv sets the environment variable NAME	to the
	     value word, which must be	either	a  single  word	 or  a	quoted
	     string. The most commonly used environment	variables, USER, TERM,
	     and PATH, are automatically imported to and exported from the csh
	     variables	user,  term,  and path;	there is no need to use	setenv
	     for these.	In addition, the shell sets the	PWD environment	 vari-
	     able from the csh variable	cwd whenever the latter	changes.

	     The environment variables LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, LC_TIME, LC_COL-
	     LATE, LC_NUMERIC, and  LC_MONETARY	 take  immediate  effect  when
	     changed within the	C shell.

	     If	 any  of  the  LC_* variables (LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, LC_TIME,
	     LC_COLLATE, LC_NUMERIC,  and LC_MONETARY)	(see  environ(5))  are
	     not  set  in the environment, the operational behavior of csh for
	     each corresponding	locale category	is determined by the value  of
	     the  LANG	environment  variable.	If LC_ALL is set, its contents
	     are used to override both the LANG	and the	other LC_*  variables.
	     If	none of	the above variables is set in the environment, the "C"
	     (U.S. style) locale determines how	csh behaves.

		   Determines how csh handles characters. When LC_CTYPE	is set
		   to a	valid value, csh can display and handle	text and file-
		   names containing valid characters for that locale.

		   Determines how diagnostic and informative messages are pre-
		   sented.  This  includes  the	language and style of the mes-
		   sages and the correct  form	of  affirmative	 and  negative
		   responses.	In  the	"C" locale, the	messages are presented
		   in the default form found in	the program  itself  (in  most
		   cases, U.S./English).

		   Determines  the value of the	radix character	(decimal point
		   (".") in the	"C"  locale)  and  thousand  separator	(empty
		   string ("") in the "C" locale).

       shift [variable ]
	     The  components of	argv, or variable, if supplied,	are shifted to
	     the left, discarding the first component. It is an	error for  the
	     variable not to be	set or to have a null value.

       source [-h] name
	     Reads  commands  from name. source	commands may be	nested,	but if
	     they are nested too deeply	the shell may run out of file descrip-
	     tors.  An	error  in  a  sourced file at any level	terminates all
	     nested source commands.

	     -h	   Place commands from the file	name on	the history list with-
		   out executing them.

       stop %jobid ...
	     Stop the current or specified background job.

       stop pid	...
	     Stop the specified	process, pid. (see ps(1)).

	     Stop  the shell 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

       switch (string)

       case label:







       endsw Each label	is successively	matched, against the specified string,
	     which is first command and	filename expanded. The file  metachar-
	     acters  *,	 ? and [...] may be used in the	case labels, which are
	     variable expanded.	If none	of the labels match before a "default"
	     label  is	found,	execution begins after the default label. Each
	     case statement and	the  default  statement	 must  appear  at  the
	     beginning	of  a  line.  The  command breaksw continues execution
	     after the endsw. Otherwise	control	falls through subsequent  case
	     and  default  statements as with C. If no label matches and there
	     is	no default, execution continues	after the endsw.

       time [command ]
	     With no argument, print a summary of time used by	this  C	 shell
	     and  its  children. With an optional command, execute command and
	     print a summary of	the time it uses. As of	this writing, the time
	     built-in  command	does  NOT compute the last 6 fields of output,
	     rendering the output to erroneously  report  the  value  "0"  for
	     these fields.

		     example %time ls -R
		     9.0u 11.0s	3:32 10% 0+0k 0+0io 0pf+0w

	     (See  below the "Environment Variables and	Predefined Shell Vari-
	     ables" sub-section	on the time variable.)

       umask [value ]
	     Display the file creation mask. With value, set the file creation
	     mask.  With value given in	octal, the user	can turn-off any bits,
	     but cannot	turn-on	bits to	allow new permissions.	Common	values
	     include 077, restricting all permissions from everyone else; 002,
	     giving complete access to the  group,  and	 read  (and  directory
	     search)  access  to  others;  or  022, giving read	(and directory
	     search) but not write permission to the group and others.

       unalias pattern
	     Discard aliases that match	(filename substitution)	 pattern.  All
	     aliases are removed by `unalias *'.

	     Disable  the  internal  hash tables for the path and cdpath vari-

       unlimit [-h] [resource ]
	     Remove a limitation on resource. If  no  resource	is  specified,
	     then all resource limitations are removed.	See the	description of
	     the limit command for the list of resource	names.

	     -h	   Remove corresponding	hard limits. Only the privileged  user
		   may do this.

       unset pattern
	     Remove  variables	whose names match (filename substitution) pat-
	     tern. All variables are removed by	`unset *'; this	has noticeably
	     distasteful side effects.

       unsetenv	variable
	     Remove  variable  from  the  environment.	As with	unset, pattern
	     matching is not performed.

       wait  Wait for background jobs to finish	(or for	an  interrupt)	before

       while (expr)


       end   While  expr  is  true  (evaluates	to  nonzero),  repeat commands
	     between the while and the matching	end statement. break and  con-
	     tinue  may	be used	to terminate or	continue the loop prematurely.
	     The while and end must appear alone on their input	lines. If  the
	     shell's input is a	terminal, it prompts for commands with a ques-
	     tion-mark until the end command is	entered	and then performs  the
	     commands in the loop.

       % [job ]	[&]
	     Bring  the	 current or indicated job to the foreground.  With the
	     ampersand,	continue running job in	the background.

       @ [var =expr]

       @ [var[ n]=expr]
	     With no arguments,	display	the values for	all  shell  variables.
	     With  arguments,  set  the	 variable var, or the n'th word	in the
	     value of var, to the value	that expr evaluates  to.  (If  [n]  is
	     supplied, both var	and its	n'th component must already exist.)

	     If	 the expression	contains the characters	>, <, &, or |, then at
	     least this	part of	expr must be placed within parentheses.

	     The operators *=, +=, and so forth, are available as  in  C.  The
	     space  separating	the  name  from	 the  assignment  operator  is
	     optional. Spaces are, however, mandatory in separating components
	     of	expr that would	otherwise be single words.

	     Special  postfix  operators,  ++  and  --,	increment or decrement
	     name, respectively.

   Environment Variables and Predefined	Shell Variables
       Unlike the Bourne shell,	the C shell maintains  a  distinction  between
       environment variables, which are	automatically exported to processes it
       invokes,	and shell variables, which are not. Both  types	 of  variables
       are  treated  similarly under variable substitution. The	shell sets the
       variables argv, cwd, home, path,	prompt,	shell, and  status  upon  ini-
       tialization.  The  shell	 copies	the environment	variable USER into the
       shell variable user, TERM into term, and	HOME  into  home,  and	copies
       each  back  into	the respective environment variable whenever the shell
       variables are reset. PATH and path are similarly	handled. You need only
       set  path  once	in the .cshrc or .login	file. The environment variable
       PWD is set from cwd whenever the	latter changes.	 The  following	 shell
       variables have predefined meanings:

       argv  Argument  list.  Contains the list	of command line	arguments sup-
	     plied to the current  invocation  of  the	shell.	This  variable
	     determines	 the value of the positional parameters	$1, $2,	and so

	     Contains a	list of	directories to be searched by the  cd,	chdir,
	     and  popd commands, if the	directory argument each	accepts	is not
	     a subdirectory of the current directory.

       cwd   The full pathname of the current directory.

       echo  Echo commands (after substitutions) just before execution.

	     A list of filename	suffixes to ignore  when  attempting  filename
	     completion. Typically the single word `.o'.

       filec Enable  filename  completion,  in which case the CTRL-d character
	     EOT and the ESC character have special significance when typed in
	     at	the end	of a terminal input line:

	     EOT   Print a list	of all filenames that start with the preceding

	     ESC   Replace the preceding string	with the  longest  unambiguous

	     If	 set, pathnames	in the directory stack are resolved to contain
	     no	symbolic-link components.

	     A two-character string. The first character  replaces  !  as  the
	     history-substitution character. The second	replaces the carat (^)
	     for quick substitutions.

	     The number	of lines saved in the history list. A very large  num-
	     ber  may  use  up	all of the C shell's memory. If	not set, the C
	     shell saves only the most recent command.

       home  The user's	home directory.	The filename expansion of ~ refers  to
	     the value of this variable.

	     If	 set,  the  shell  ignores  EOF	 from terminals. This protects
	     against accidentally killing a C shell by typing a	CTRL-d.

       mail  A list of files where the C shell checks for mail.	If  the	 first
	     word  of  the  value  is  a  number, it specifies a mail checking
	     interval in seconds (default 5 minutes).

	     Suppress the bell during command completion  when	asking	the  C
	     shell to extend an	ambiguous filename.

	     Restrict  output  redirection  so	that  existing	files  are not
	     destroyed by accident. > redirections can only  be	 made  to  new
	     files. >> redirections can	only be	made to	existing files.

	     Inhibit  filename	substitution.  This  is	 most  useful in shell
	     scripts once filenames (if	 any)  are  obtained  and  no  further
	     expansion is desired.

	     Returns  the filename substitution	pattern, rather	than an	error,
	     if	the pattern is not matched. Malformed patterns still result in

	     If	set, the shell notifies	you immediately	as jobs	are completed,
	     rather than waiting until just before issuing a prompt.

       path  The list of directories in	which to search	for commands. path  is
	     initialized from the environment variable PATH, which the C shell
	     updates whenever path changes. A null  word  ('')	specifies  the
	     current directory.	The default is typically (/usr/bin .). One may
	     override this initial search path upon csh	start-up by setting it
	     in	 .cshrc	 or  .login  (for  login shells	only). If path becomes
	     unset, only full pathnames	will execute. An interactive  C	 shell
	     will  normally  hash the contents of the directories listed after
	     reading .cshrc, and whenever path is reset.  If new commands  are
	     added, use	the rehash command to update the table.

	     The  string  an  interactive C shell prompts with.	Noninteractive
	     shells leave the prompt variable unset. Aliases  and  other  com-
	     mands  in the .cshrc file that are	only useful interactively, can
	     be	placed after the following test: `if ($?prompt == 0) exit', to
	     reduce  startup time for noninteractive shells. A ! in the	prompt
	     string is replaced	by  the	 current  event	 number.  The  default
	     prompt is hostname% for mere mortals, or hostname#	for the	privi-
	     leged user.

	     The setting of $prompt has	three meanings:

	     $prompt not set
		   non-interactive shell, test $?prompt.

	     $prompt set but ==	""
		   .cshrc called by the	which(1) command.

	     $prompt set and !=	""
		   normal interactive shell.

	     The number	of lines from the  history  list  that	are  saved  in
	     ~/.history	when the user logs out.	Large values for savehist slow
	     down the C	shell during startup.

       shell The file in which the C shell resides. This is  used  in  forking
	     shells  to	 interpret  files that have execute bits set, but that
	     are not executable	by the system.

	     The status	returned by the	most recent command. If	 that  command
	     terminated	abnormally, 0200 is added to the status. Built-in com-
	     mands that	fail return exit status	1; all other built-in commands
	     set status	to 0.

       time  Control automatic timing of commands. Can be supplied with	one or
	     two values. The first is the reporting threshold in CPU  seconds.
	     The  second  is  a	 string	 of  tags  and	text  indicating which
	     resources to report on. A tag is a	percent	sign (%) followed by a
	     single upper-case letter (unrecognized tags print as text):

	     %D	   Average amount of unshared data space used in Kilobytes.

	     %E	   Elapsed (wallclock) time for	the command.

	     %F	   Page	faults.

	     %I	   Number of block input operations.

	     %K	   Average amount of unshared stack space used in Kilobytes.

	     %M	   Maximum real	memory used during execution of	the process.

	     %O	   Number of block output operations.

	     %P	   Total CPU time -- U (user) plus S (system) -- as a percent-
		   age of E (elapsed) time.

	     %S	   Number of seconds of	CPU time consumed  by  the  kernel  on
		   behalf of the user's	process.

	     %U	   Number  of  seconds	of  CPU	 time  devoted	to  the	user's

	     %W	   Number of swaps.

	     %X	   Average amount of shared memory used	in Kilobytes.

	     The default summary display outputs from the %U, %S, %E, %P,  %X,
	     %D, %I, %O, %F, and %W tags, in that order.

	     Display each command after	history	substitution takes place.

   Large File Behavior
       See  largefile(5)  for  the  description	 of  the  behavior of csh when
       encountering files greater than or equal	to 2 Gbyte ( 2**31 bytes).

	     Read at beginning of execution by each shell.

	     Read by login shells after	.cshrc at login.

	     Read by login shells at logout.

	     Saved history for use at next login.

	     The Bourne	shell, for shell scripts not starting with a `#'.

	     Temporary file for	`<<'.

	     Source of home directories	for `~name'.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       |CSI			     |Enabled			   |

       bc(1),	echo(1),   login(1),	ls(1),	  more(1),    ps(1),	sh(1),
       shell_builtins(1),  tset(1B),  which(1),	df(1M),	swap(1M),  sysdef(1M),
       access(2), exec(2), fork(2), pipe(2), a.out(4),	environ(4),  ascii(5),
       attributes(5), environ(5), largefile(5),	termio(7I)

       You have	stopped	jobs.
	     You  attempted  to	 exit  the C shell with	stopped	jobs under job
	     control.  An immediate second attempt to exit will	succeed,  ter-
	     minating the stopped jobs.

       The use of setuid shell scripts is strongly discouraged.

       Words  can  be  no  longer  than	1024 bytes. The	system limits argument
       lists to	1,048,576 bytes. However, the maximum number of	arguments to a
       command for which filename expansion applies is 1706. Command substitu-
       tions may expand	to no more characters than are allowed in the argument
       list.  To  detect looping, the shell restricts the number of alias sub-
       stitutions on a single line to 20.

       When a command is restarted from	a stop,	the shell prints the directory
       it started in if	this is	different from the current directory; this can
       be misleading (that is, wrong) as the job may have changed  directories

       Shell   built-in	  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 never executes c.
       This is especially noticeable if	the expansion results from  an	alias.
       It  can	be  avoided by placing the sequence in parentheses to force it
       into a subshell.

       Control over terminal output after processes are	started	is  primitive;
       use the Sun Window system if you	need better output control.

       Commands	within loops, prompted for by ?, are not placed	in the history

       Control structures should be parsed rather  than	 being	recognized  as
       built-in	 commands. This	would allow control commands to	be placed any-
       where, to be combined with |, and to be used with & and ; metasyntax.

       It should be possible to	use the	: modifiers on the output  of  command
       substitutions. There are	two problems with : modifier usage on variable
       substitutions: not all of the modifiers are  available,	and  only  one
       modifier	per substitution is allowed.

       The  g (global) flag in history substitutions applies only to the first
       match in	each word, rather than all matches in all  words.  The	common
       text editors consistently do the	latter when given the g	flag in	a sub-
       stitution command.

       Quoting conventions are confusing. Overriding the escape	 character  to
       force  variable	substitutions within double quotes is counterintuitive
       and inconsistent	with the Bourne	shell.

       Symbolic	links can fool the shell. Setting the hardpaths	variable alle-
       viates this.

       It is up	to the user to manually	remove all duplicate pathnames accrued
       from using built-in commands as

       set path	= pathnames


       setenv PATH = pathnames

       more than once. These often occur because a shell script	 or  a	.cshrc
       file does something like

       `set path=(/usr/local /usr/hosts	$path)'

       to ensure that the named	directories are	in the pathname	list.

       The  only  way  to  direct the standard output and standard error sepa-
       rately is by invoking a subshell, as follows:

       command > outfile) >& errorfile

       Although	robust enough for general use, adventures  into	 the  esoteric
       periphery of the	C shell	may reveal unexpected quirks.

       If  you start csh as a login shell and you do not have a	.login in your
       home directory, then the	csh reads in the /etc/.login.

       When the	shell executes a shell script that attempts to execute a  non-
       existent	command	interpreter, the shell returns an erroneous diagnostic
       message that the	shell script file does not exist.

       As of this writing, the time built-in command does NOT compute the last
       6  fields  of  output,  rendering  the output to	erroneously report the
       value "0" for these fields:

	       example %time ls	-R
	       9.0u 11.0s 3:32 10% 0+0k	0+0io 0pf+0w

SunOS 5.9			  23 May 1997				csh(1)


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