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What is the equivalent of pathmunge() in csh?

In bash, a common function implemented in e.g. /etc/bashrc is pathmunge(), which appends or prepends a path to PATH if it isn't already listed among the elements in PATH. Example: $ echo $PATH ...
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csh: how to pattern match a file name?

I need to modify a csh script which essential does different kind file handling based on file name. The script has the following structure: foreach file ($sourceDir/*) if (-d "$file") then ...
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How to customize command completion in (t)csh?

i knew that it's related to complete built in command when you hit tab key. in the company, we have this xyz command complete | grep xyz xyz 'p/3/$$:1_$:2/' 'p/2/$abc_$:1/' ...
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remove permission spam for find is not working tcsh enviroment

Hello this question is asked a lot like here: However, my environment on (csh or tcsh) seems to add a space but I can't figure out why. for instance, on bash: find /. -user `whoami` 2>/dev/null ...
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What does the datasize limit in a csh actually do?

My .cshrc had set up a "limit datasize 256000", however several of my running processes are currently exceeding that. For example: VmPeak: 496840 kB VmSize: 496840 kB VmLck: 0 kB VmHWM: ...
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Why is GNU `less` just showing the output of my title script instead of the file contents?

I'm using csh as my terminal and I have a script that runs when I change directories that replaces the window title with the current directory. I have it run initially in my .cshrc file as well so ...
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goto inside alias is working only in one way

Why this is not working? #!/bin/csh goto skip_background run_in_background2: echo inside background goto back_from_backgroung skip_background: echo skipped alias run_in_backgroundx 'echo aliass \ ...
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Linux firing subshell and stopping whole script

How to make it work? #!/bin/csh newgrp user_grp2 echo ok "echo ok" is not executed until I write exit in the console. This is sample code. How to make it work? I ask in another way: when i run ...
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How to delete all files with filenames containing spaces on Linux? [duplicate]

How can I delete all files with filenames containing spaces on Linux? I'm not talking about a single file. I've tried: find . -name "* *"|xargs rm find . -name "* *" > tmp; rm -fr `cat tmp` ...
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How can my bash script inherit core limits from a C shell?

I'm using tcsh for my shell. I disable core dumps by running "limit core 0". Running a program that crashes from my shell, I can see that indeed no core dump is generated. Next I have a wrapper ...
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Change CSH shell keyboard shortcut

I want to set Ctrl-w to delete the previous word in csh (as it does by default in bash). How can I do this? Thanks
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How to make auto complete available for directories in cdpath for tcsh?

I just learned the trick for setting up cdpath in tcsh and it looks pretty useful. However seems auto-complete of sub-folder names doesn't come with it, is there any trick available on that? It'd be ...
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FreeBSD csh style history auto completion in bash

I am looking for a way to make it so that my ubuntu bash shell has the same kind of history completion as you get with csh in FreeBSD. The behavior is that on the command line if i start to type ...
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Is it possible to open a file to a specific line number as formatted in grep -n results?

I often use grep with the -n option to list line numbers, e.g. $ grep -n xyz .* /ext1/acheong/foo/bar/a.cc:42: inline bool abc(int xyz); /ext1/acheong/foo/bar/a.cc:43: inline bool def(int xyz); ...
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Execute a command with parameter each filename in a folder

I would like to execute a command, let's call it abc and add as a parameter each filename in the current folder. How could I do this in C Shell (or other scripting language)?
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csh bindkey what is “\346”

It looks like I cannot use Ctrl+right_arrow to forward word on my c shell. After some effort I found out that the all the key bindings can be found with bindkey command and I get these: "\306" ...
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Using different .cshrc.user files

I have two .cshrc.user files for two different projects. For example, they set the same environment variables but with different values. When I'm currently switching between projects, I run a python ...
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csh: Every command returns “no match”

I'm on mac OSX mountain lion working with csh. I'm not quite sure what I did, but suddenly every standard unix command I run returns a "no match". Example: $ echo "Hello" echo: no match $ rm a.txt ...
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Is there a command to make csh re-read all the directories in your path on FreeBSD?

I am having a weird issue in FreeBSD9 using csh as my shell. Newly installed programs that are in my path will only launch if I relaunch the csh shell. I find this really annoying. I guess csh ...
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Using a session-specific .vimrc

I share accounts with other developers for test environments. The .vimrc on some of these accounts sets rows and columns, changing my terminal size, which drives me nuts. Is there a way I can set a ...
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Transferring environment variable through SSH / quoting in bash/sh/csh/tcsh

I want to transfer an environment variable over SSH. The "correct" way is using SendEnv/~/.ssh/environment, but that requires the server to support AcceptEnv or PermitUserEnvironment, which it does ...
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What does ~ mean in a Linux shell?

I'm new to Linux and have been seeing this often. Could someone explain the concept here? ~/.somefilename What does the ~ (tilde) signify?
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In csh/tcsh, how can I incorporate literal curly braces into a command that's processed with eval?

To give more details, the situation is this. I'm trying to prepare modulefiles (i.e., of the type used by the environment-modules package) to set up environment and aliases for third-party software. ...
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Gvim --remote to open file and focus on the newly opened file

I got a fairly old gvim (6.3) on CentOS 4.5. There's no --remote-tab-silent option yet. Instead, I use --remote to open file in same gvim instance. However, there's a problem that all files are ...
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Unix “time” command with pipeline prints no time-report

Of the two C-shell aliases below, only the first prints the time command's report of elapsed time. How can I get the alias with the pipeline to also print the time report? alias make1 'time make' ...
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Customizing CSH prompt

I'm using the directions here to customize my CSH prompt. Here's what I'm using: set prompt="\n%{\033[1;32m%}%m %{\033[36m%}${cwd}$ %{\033[0m%} " First of all, the ${cwd} part isn't giving the full ...
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Bash alias history substitution similar to \!* in csh

My question is very similar to that of this old post. I would like to do something similar: place in an alias the last argument(s) typed on the current command line. This would be equivalent to the ...
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How to write a setevn/export script that will work in both csh and bash?

In my environment (RHEL) I have a bunch of script that are written in either csh or bash. Some of them are used to deal with a tomcat server. I want to keep the definitions of CATALINA_HOME and ...
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How to run a process and completely detach it of its parent shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Leave bash script running on remote terminal while not logged in? How do I detach a process from Terminal, entirely? I'm running a program on a linux server that will ...
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“Command not found” error when running program

I'm trying to run a program, and keep encountering a "Command not found" error. I've checked that the appropriate directory is in $PATH, and that the file itself has execute permissions. I've tried ...
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Why do I get a different behavior of the scp command in csh and bash?

Why do I get a different behavior of the scp command in csh and bash? Same command is working in csh shell, but it not working in bash shell. Please can anybody help? bash-3.2$ csh Linux-007% ...
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Converting csh or tsh scripts to Bash

I am looking for a tool that can convert scripts written in csh or tcsh to a bash scripts. At least on the basic stuff so that I don't have to go through the process of translating everything from ...
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csh script to return number of process running

I want to set the number of a particular process that are running to a variable. The first line of the csh script below is the problem as it sets the variable "number" as ps aux | grep -c fiji ...
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Sorting a list of directories that contain numbers with a different number of digits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In bash, how to sort strings with numbers in them? We have the following directory structure on our file-system: ver30 ver20 ver50 ver70 ver100 ver90 I want to create ...
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csh: how to test for blank correctly?

I want to test if a variable is totally empty in csh. set R='dddd aaa' if ( '${R}' ) then echo not empty else echo 1111 endif However it apparently does not work. It gives this error ...
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Please explain the behaviour of the shell (supposed to be csh)

On my Linux box, echo $SHELL results in /bin/csh. So I assume my default shell is c-shell. I am trying to understand the behavior of a shell script. scenario 1 - script contains - echo $1 $2 $3 echo ...
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How do I background a job quietly?

Using csh, how do I put a job in the background without generating any output? [prompt] job & [1] 5103 I want to eliminate the line [1] 5103
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On the command line, 'find' reports back an illegal time value

I want to run the following command. find . -mtime -60s When I do, I get this output instead: CLIENT% echo `date +%s`-1308741881 | bc 5152 CLIENT% find . -mtime -`echo `date +%s`-1308741881 | bc`s ...
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csh cd alias: how to eliminate error when no parameter is supplied

I am familiar with bash, but my works require csh. in my .cshrc, I created this alias: alias cd 'cd \!:1; ls -l' It works very well except for one case: when I cd without any parameter: cd In ...
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What are the options to make csh behave more Windows-like?

I'm using csh via PuTTY from a Windows PC and since I'm used to having the HOME button just place the cursor at the beginning of the string (instead of inserting ~) or ctrl+arrow place the cursor at ...
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find files within a specific directory structure but a variable parent directory structure

I want to use the find command in linux to find a specific file nested within a specific directory structure, say dir1/dir2/reqdfile. But this directory structure can itself be nested within any ...
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How do I add a location to my path in Unix?

I am using a default installation of FreeBSD, with the C shell (csh). Suppose I have a command I can run by executing this: /sbin/abc, but cannot run by executing abc. How can I set certain path or ...
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How to set PATH to run programs outside of default path?

I'm working on a project on my school's linux servers. I have a program deep in a directory, we'll say it's ...
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How to open xterm shells with background colors based on topographic positioning?

I currently use an alias in csh/tcsh to open shells with specific window colors. Example: xterm -geometry 105x25 -font 8x13 -bc -bg #333 -fg #999 \!* & What I'd like to do is have one command ...
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run tcsh but bash started instead

I tried to start a tcsh on my Fedora 7 (default shell is bash) [ss@ssvm ~]$ tcsh [ss@ssvm ~]$ echo $SHELL /bin/bash As you see, another bash shell started. I looked at the tcsh file: [ss@ssvm ~]$ ...
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how to set up new keybinding for finding last command executed using the first few characters of the command in csh

I want to be able to use Ctrl+R to have reverse-i search. Also if I press Shift+Up Arrow after typing the first few characters of a recently executed command then the shell should complete the command ...
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How to start tab suggestions in csh?

In a different distro of linux I had bash tab suggestions enabled. Now I am using Konsole with csh on my pc. how do we enable tab completion in csh? By tab suggestions I mean that if I type ...
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linux text editor for windows

can somebody recommend a good Linux text editor for Windows (if it exists), I wrote scripts for C-Shell using txt editor of windows but I have problem, it doesn't run because windows is not UNIX, what ...
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tcsh `cd` always issues a printout of `$PWD`. How do I disable this?

Someone in IT thought it would be a good idea to modify the default behavior of the command cd in our tcsh environment. As of Monday the "upgraded" version of cd always prints out $PWD after it ...
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getting error while doing cat command “Ambiguous output redirect.”

while executing cat test.txt | java myfile > test1.txt 2> test2.txt I am getting error "Ambiguous output redirect." my java file contains System.out and System.err . I am in Unix csh ...