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Customize csh prompt based on uid/superuser status

I'm trying to set up a condition where my csh prompt is customized to change username color and prompt character if I take on root privileges via "su". What's the most sensible way of doing this? ...
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How to return a timestamp with wget -N on a google docs [closed]

I have created an watchdog-type bash script on my rPi, looping through checks and taking action based on results returned. I'd like to add a section of code that executes based on a simple change ...
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How to restore working directory in csh terminal on macOS

Whenever I reboot my macOS system, all terminal windows are restored but the working directories are not preserved (I use csh). Does anyone have a command sequence I can add to my .cshrc that resumes ...
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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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Package not found for awk.exe and csh.exe in Cygwin 2.10.0

I'm upgrading from cygwin 1.7.35 to cygwin 2.10.0. But I could not find any package that contains awk & csh binaries (.exe). When I type info csh or info awk in cygwin(2.10.0) terminal it shows ...
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csh: How to check if symbolic link exists?

Symbolic link was create by command ln -s. Tried if ( -e "$link" ) and if ( -f "$link" ). But it's not working.
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How do I run a Python script from a C shell without specifying whole path?

I would like to run a Python script from a Hamilton C shell without having to specify the whole path of the script. The first thing I tried was to add my scripts folder to the PATH environment ...
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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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How to script to read user input, then run in background itself even closing terminal in TCSH?

I am looking for a strategy suggestion. I am very new to Linux shell scripting. Just learning tcsh not more than a month. I need a script to automatically detects when is the result files are done ...
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Is there a way to escape single-quotes in the shell?

E. g. I want to say perl -e 'print '"'"'Hello, world!'"'"', "\n";' Is there a less awkward way to do it, e. g. escaping single-quotes? Yes, I know that I can write perl -e 'print q[Hello, world!], ...
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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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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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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, it seems that auto-complete of sub-folder names doesn't come with it. Is there any trick available on that? ...
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How to get piped output in color?

I am using FreeBSD with the csh shell. As an example, in the terminal / screen I get color output for ls (eg. ls -lGs). But when I pipe it through more (eg ls -lGs | more) the output has no colour. ...
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tcsh: how can we display the body of a foreach loop in history

I see that history doesn't display the body of loops. Is there a way to show them? san: cd /tmp/test san: touch abc san: touch def san: ls abc def san: foreach file ( `ls` ) foreach? echo "File is $...
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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 /home/...
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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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What's the equivalent of .bashrc for CentOS?

By configuring ~/.bashrc as desired, each time the user logs into their bash shell the configured settings (of .bashrc) will automatically be set. Now I must be missing something but despite thorough ...
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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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RHEL 6 converting a BASH script to a CSH script

I have a BASH script( running on RHEL 6 ) that brings up a GNOME terminal, opens multiple tabs in that terminal, starts a server in each tab, names the tab after that server, and inserts the command ...
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RHEL 6: GNOME: staring a *.desktop file in a shell different from the system default

I'm in RHEL 6 with bash as my default shell. I have a script called startServers I made a startServers.desktop file which I put on my desktop so I can have the convenience of clicking on an icon to ...
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Use of variables withing singlequotes, CSH

I have a short script meant to do some server maintinence, but I can't for the life of my figure out how to properly use variables within my script, Here's a code sample to make it more clear: --...
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How to send the output of CSH script to a text editor?

I found a pretty cool CSH script at work that makes a frequently used query to Postgres a little more friendly --- except that it dumps the output to the shell. This is the part of the script ...
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How do I set $ variables in unix?

For example there is a long path that I cd to very often. How do I store the path in a variable so that I can use it everytime? For example: I wan to be able to do this cd $path instead of cd /a/b/...
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How can we configure paths for .cshrc

Within a shell script, i am trying to open a new tcsh shell and load some set of pre defined aliases and env variables which i do not want to have in default cshrc. I cannot have it in my home dir ...
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Run script on SSH login to server

I'm trying to work out how to get SSH to run a script before passing a shell to me. The reason for this is that I will be logging into shared users on many boxes and I want my own configuration when I ...
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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 /bin:/...
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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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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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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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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 some ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 take ...
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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 ...