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Old 06-19-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
paferrat
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default configuration of tcsh


Hi

By default, I am using tcsh (on RedHat Linux). I would like to change the default size and maybe also the font etc. that is used when I start a terminal. I guess, I should to it in my local .cshrc file but I do not know the commands how to set this up. Additionally, what are the most important commands to configure the appearance of the tcsh.

Thanks for your help.
Pascal
 
Old 06-20-2006, 04:21 AM   #2
nx5000
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Hi!
Do you REALLY need tcsh? I would strongly advise you to switch to zsh or bash or dash.
There are very few scripts using tcsh so you will have to learn again another shell.Tcsh is not posix, ksh and dash are.
There are many strange things in (t)csh, see this:
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/shell/csh-whynot/


Bash also has some strange bugs but far less

Sorry I don't answer to your question..
 
Old 06-20-2006, 04:24 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by paferrat
Hi

By default, I am using tcsh (on RedHat Linux). I would like to change the default size and maybe also the font etc. that is used when I start a terminal. I guess, I should to it in my local .cshrc file but I do not know the commands how to set this up. Additionally, what are the most important commands to configure the appearance of the tcsh.

Thanks for your help.
Pascal
tcsh is a shell. It does not have an appearance. The appearance is that of the terminal in which the shell is run. You need to change the settings on the terminal.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 03:23 AM   #4
paferrat
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Thanks for your replys.

Yes, I was a bit unprecise with my question. Actually, I do know the difference between a shell and a terminal... Anyway, on the UNIX system at my former employer we had the possiblity to start terminals with three different sizes / font sizes etc. in the menu appearing on a right-mouse click. If I edit the profile of the terminal in my current Linux environment, I do not see any possibility to change its default size, so I wonder whether there is a way on how to do this in one of the start scripts.

We are using tcsh because we are just used to it. On one hand this is a very good reason, on the other hand, it very much is not. We are using the shell mainly to run our design tools, perl and tcl. We do not write that many shell scripts. But I will definitely raise the question in our group.

Regards
Pascal
 
  


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