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Old 04-05-2003, 09:12 AM   #1
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installing csh?

I got an error saying I have no /bin/csh
Is this just a package I can install from my Mandrake CDs or do I have to hunt it down? I tried Google but it threw up thousands of things, too many to wade through

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csh is a shell interpreter, the 'c' shell. It is similar to bash but uses a syntax more like C for programming.

It is pretty basic so it should be on the install disks.

Just an idea, see if you have tcsh installed, as it is a newer enhanced version of csh. Then you can create a symlink from csh to tcsh for programs that require it.
Old 04-05-2003, 04:06 PM   #3
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tcsh etc

PLEASE tell me how to find if I have tcsh, and also please tell me how to make a symbolic link. I'm not an idiot, I'm just new to this Linux joy!!!

Thankyou loads,
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"whereis tcsh" should tell you where tcsh is
then run
cp -l /path/to/tsch /bin/csh
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