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Old 10-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Shell question


I am brand new to Linux and I am trying to figure out the difference between Bash and Tcsh shells. It is a question for school, but I am having a very difficult time getting a straight answer. The question is to find some of the aspects of job control which differ between the two shells.
I appreciate any help. I would like to understand it better.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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I don't know that much about the c-shell personally, and I wouldn't tell you anyway since it's an assignment , but if I may, I suggest you start by looking up the background history of the two shells. There's quite a bit of difference (in features and syntax) between csh-based shells and bourne-based ones, although there's also a lot of common ground too.

Then simply find the documentation and/or a tutorial or two for each shell, read up on the sections you think are important, and try some of it out.

And while you're at it, you might be interested in this:
http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/CshTop10.txt
 
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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David the H... Thank you so much! That's why I said it's for school! It's a research question and being able to actually research it will help a LOT! Thanks again!
 
Old 10-23-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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in addition, if you have access to a linux/unix environment you can install the tcsh and play around with job control yourself. The truth is I couldn't tell you when the last time I used a c shell. I imagine many others will be of the same opinion. Other than the way environment variables are stored I never noticed much of a difference.
 
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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Thank you mreff555. I will try that in lab tomorrow if I have free time!
 
  


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