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Old 05-13-2003, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question Two Questions: c shell and archive file


Hello

I am using RH 7.3 on an HP laptop

I am trying to install some astronomy software (IRAF) which suggests creating a user with cshell. I have set it up as such, when I log in it screen flickers a few times, and then Im back at the login page as if nothing happened. Any ideas what might be wrong. All my other bash user names login fine.

Also, I have an archive which is as.pcix.gen.gz. I tried using tar to undo it, but it said it wasn't a tar file. any idea how to extract the contents?

Thanks in advance

Mark
 
Old 05-13-2003, 01:21 PM   #2
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To make a user user C shell, its necessary to edit /etc/passwd, and modify the last column from /bin/bash to /bin/csh

To discover what kind of file is as.pcix.gen.gz type:
# file as.pcix.gen.gz

.gz means that is a gzip file, but .gen I don't known....
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:01 PM   #3
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I already had changed the etc/passwd file as you suggested, but the problem is still there. And I will try the file command.

It will not let me log in with the user set to csh

Mark
 
Old 05-13-2003, 04:27 PM   #4
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Well, if you execute /bin/csh when logged, it start's the csh session?

Try to check /var/log/messages, maybe something appear there ...
 
  


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