[CentOS] [off-topic] Question about csh.

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Aug 28 11:47:37 UTC 2009

At Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:17:58 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> Hi
> I received this request from a user and could not find the solution. I 
> would like to know if someone already solved this:
> "At the command prompt I used to be able to type the first letter of a 
> line command and then by using the up arrow key, scroll through all of 
> the line commands, that begin with that letter, that I had previously 
> executed."
> It's a machine with CentOS-5.3, x86_64, and tcsh-6.14-14.el5, but his 
> shell is 'csh'.

Change his shell to 'tcsh'.  Even though csh and tcsh are the *same*
ececutable (as is sh and bash), it checks how it was called.  If tcsh is
called as 'csh' it behaves like plain csh, if called as tcsh, it behaves
like tcsh (with all of the added bells-and-whistles).

> Thanks
> Marcelo
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