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CSH(1)				     General Commands Manual				   CSH(1)

       csh - a shell (command interpreter) with C-like syntax

       csh [ -cefinstvVxX ] [ arg ...  ]

       Csh  is	a  first implementation of a command language interpreter incorporating a history
       mechanism (see History Substitutions), job control facilities (see Jobs), interactive file
       name  and  user name completion (see File Name Completion), and a C-like syntax.  So as to
       be able to use its job control facilities, users of csh must (and automatically)  use  the
       new tty driver fully described in tty(4).  This new tty driver allows generation of inter-
       rupt characters from the keyboard to tell jobs to stop.	See stty(1) for details  on  set-
       ting options in the new tty driver.

       An  instance of csh begins by executing commands from the file `.cshrc' in the home direc-
       tory of the invoker.  If this is a login shell then it also  executes  commands	from  the
       file  `.login' there.  It is typical for users on crt's to put the command ``stty crt'' in
       their .login file, and to also invoke tset(1) there.

       In the normal case, the shell will then begin reading commands from the terminal,  prompt-
       ing with `% '.  Processing of arguments and the use of the shell to process files contain-
       ing command scripts will be described later.

       The shell then repeatedly performs the following actions: a line of command input is  read
       and  broken  into words.  This sequence of words is placed on the command history list and
       then parsed.  Finally each command in the current line is executed.

       When a login shell terminates it executes commands from the file `.logout'  in  the  users
       home directory.

       Lexical structure

       The  shell splits input lines into words at blanks and tabs with the following exceptions.
       The characters `&' `|' `;' `<' `>' `(' `)' form separate words.	If doubled in `&&', `||',
       `<<'  or `>>' these pairs form single words.  These parser metacharacters may be made part
       of other words, or prevented their special meaning, by preceding them with `\'.	A newline
       preceded by a `\' is equivalent to a blank.

       In  addition  strings enclosed in matched pairs of quotations, `'', ``' or `"', form parts
       of a word; metacharacters in these strings, including blanks and tabs, do not  form  sepa-
       rate  words.   These quotations have semantics to be described subsequently.  Within pairs
       of `'' or `"' characters a newline preceded by a `\' gives a true newline character.

       When the shell's input is not a terminal, the character `#'  introduces	a  comment  which
       continues  to  the  end of the input line.  It is prevented this special meaning when pre-
       ceded by `\' and in quotations using ``', `'', and `"'.


       A simple command is a sequence of words, the first of which specifies the  command  to  be
       executed.   A  simple command or a sequence of simple commands separated by `|' characters
       forms a pipeline.  The output of each command in a pipeline is connected to the	input  of
       the  next.   Sequences of pipelines may be separated by `;', and are then executed sequen-
       tially.	A sequence of pipelines may be executed without immediately  waiting  for  it  to
       terminate by following it with an `&'.

       Any  of the above may be placed in `(' `)' to form a simple command (which may be a compo-
       nent of a pipeline, etc.)  It is also possible to separate pipelines  with  `||'  or  `&&'
       indicating,  as	in  the  C  language, that the second is to be executed only if the first
       fails or succeeds respectively. (See Expressions.)


       The shell associates a job with each pipeline.  It keeps a table of current jobs,  printed
       by  the jobs command, and assigns them small integer numbers.  When a job is started asyn-
       chronously with `&', the shell prints a line which looks like:

	    [1] 1234

       indicating that the job which was started asynchronously was job  number  1  and  had  one
       (top-level) process, whose process id was 1234.

       If  you are running a job and wish to do something else you may hit the key ^Z (control-Z)
       which sends a STOP signal to the current job.  The shell will then normally indicate  that
       the  job  has been `Stopped', and print another prompt.	You can then manipulate the state
       of this job, putting it in the background with the bg command, or run some other  commands
       and then eventually bring the job back into the foreground with the foreground command fg.
       A ^Z takes effect immediately and is like an interrupt in that pending output  and  unread
       input are discarded when it is typed.  There is another special key ^Y which does not gen-
       erate a STOP signal until a program attempts to read(2) it.  This can  usefully	be  typed
       ahead  when  you have prepared some commands for a job which you wish to stop after it has
       read them.

       A job being run in the background will stop if it tries to read from the terminal.   Back-
       ground jobs are normally allowed to produce output, but this can be disabled by giving the
       command ``stty tostop''.  If you set this tty option, then background jobs will stop  when
       they try to produce output like they do when they try to read input.

       There  are several ways to refer to jobs in the shell.  The character `%' introduces a job
       name.  If you wish to refer to job number 1, you can name it as `%1'.  Just naming  a  job
       brings  it to the foreground; thus `%1' is a synonym for `fg %1', bringing job 1 back into
       the foreground.	Similarly saying `%1 &' resumes job 1 in the background.  Jobs	can  also
       be named by prefixes of the string typed in to start them, if these prefixes are unambigu-
       ous, thus `%ex' would normally restart a suspended ex(1) job, if there were only one  sus-
       pended  job  whose name began with the string `ex'.  It is also possible to say `%?string'
       which specifies a job whose text contains string, if there is only one such job.

       The shell maintains a notion of the current and previous jobs.  In  output  pertaining  to
       jobs, the current job is marked with a `+' and the previous job with a `-'.  The abbrevia-
       tion `%+' refers to the current job and `%-' refers to the previous job.  For close  anal-
       ogy with the syntax of the history mechanism (described below), `%%' is also a synonym for
       the current job.

       Status reporting

       This shell learns immediately whenever a process changes state.	It normally  informs  you
       whenever  a  job  becomes  blocked  so that no further progress is possible, but only just
       before it prints a prompt.  This is done so that it does not otherwise disturb your  work.
       If,  however,  you set the shell variable notify, the shell will notify you immediately of
       changes of status in background jobs.  There is also a shell command notify which marks	a
       single process so that its status changes will be immediately reported.	By default notify
       marks the current process; simply say `notify' after starting a background job to mark it.

       When you try to leave the shell while jobs are stopped, you will be warned that `You  have
       stopped	jobs.'	 You  may  use	the jobs command to see what they are.	If you do this or
       immediately try to exit again, the shell will not warn you a second  time,  and	the  sus-
       pended jobs will be terminated.

       File Name Completion

       When  the file name completion feature is enabled by setting the shell variable filec (see
       set), csh will interactively complete file names and user names from unique prefixes, when
       they are input from the terminal followed by the escape character (the escape key, or con-
       trol-[).  For example, if the current directory looks like
		 DSC.OLD   bin	     cmd       lib	 xmpl.c
		 DSC.NEW   chaosnet  cmtest    mail	 xmpl.o
		 bench	   class     dev       mbox	 xmpl.out
       and the input is
		 % vi ch<escape>
       csh will complete the prefix ``ch'' to the only matching file name ``chaosnet'',  changing
       the input line to
		 % vi chaosnet
       However, given
		 % vi D<escape>
       csh will only expand the input to
		 % vi DSC.
       and will sound the terminal bell to indicate that the expansion is incomplete, since there
       are two file names matching the prefix ``D''.

       If a partial file name is followed by the end-of-file character (usually control-D), then,
       instead	of  completing	the  name, csh will list all file names matching the prefix.  For
       example, the input
		 % vi D<control-D>
       causes all files beginning with ``D'' to be listed:
       while the input line remains unchanged.

       The same system of escape and end-of-file can also be used to expand partial  user  names,
       if  the	word  to  be completed (or listed) begins with the character ``~''.  For example,
		 cd ~ro<control-D>
       may produce the expansion
		 cd ~root

       The use of the terminal bell to signal errors or multiple matches can be inhibited by set-
       ting the variable nobeep.

       Normally, all files in the particular directory are candidates for name completion.  Files
       with certain suffixes can be excluded from consideration by setting the	variable  fignore
       to the list of suffixes to be ignored.  Thus, if fignore is set by the command
		 % set fignore = (.o .out)
       then typing
		 % vi x<escape>
       would result in the completion to
		 % vi xmpl.c
       ignoring  the  files  "xmpl.o"  and  "xmpl.out".  However, if the only completion possible
       requires not ignoring these suffixes, then they are not	ignored.   In  addition,  fignore
       does  not  affect the listing of file names by control-D.  All files are listed regardless
       of their suffixes.


       We now describe the various transformations the shell performs on the input in  the  order
       in which they occur.

       History substitutions

       History substitutions place words from previous command input as portions of new commands,
       making it easy to repeat commands, repeat arguments of a previous command in  the  current
       command,  or  fix  spelling mistakes in the previous command with little typing and a high
       degree of confidence.  History substitutions begin with the character `!'  and  may  begin
       anywhere  in  the  input stream (with the proviso that they do not nest.)  This `!' may be
       preceded by an `\' to prevent its special  meaning;  for  convenience,  a  `!'  is  passed
       unchanged  when	it  is followed by a blank, tab, newline, `=' or `('.  (History substitu-
       tions also occur when an input line begins with `^'.  This special  abbreviation  will  be
       described  later.)   Any  input	line which contains history substitution is echoed on the
       terminal before it is executed as it could have been typed without history substitution.

       Commands input from the terminal which consist of one or more words are saved on the  his-
       tory list.  The history substitutions reintroduce sequences of words from these saved com-
       mands into the input stream.  The size of which is controlled by the history variable; the
       previous  command  is  always  retained,  regardless  of its value.  Commands are numbered
       sequentially from 1.

       For definiteness, consider the following output from the history command:

	     9	write michael
	    10	ex write.c
	    11	cat oldwrite.c
	    12	diff *write.c

       The commands are shown with their event numbers.  It is not usually necessary to use event
       numbers,  but the current event number can be made part of the prompt by placing an `!' in
       the prompt string.

       With the current event 13 we can refer to previous events by  event  number  `!11',  rela-
       tively as in `!-2' (referring to the same event), by a prefix of a command word as in `!d'
       for event 12 or `!wri' for event 9, or by a string contained in a word in the  command  as
       in  `!?mic?' also referring to event 9.	These forms, without further modification, simply
       reintroduce the words of the specified events, each separated by a  single  blank.   As	a
       special case `!!' refers to the previous command; thus `!!'  alone is essentially a redo.

       To  select words from an event we can follow the event specification by a `:' and a desig-
       nator for the desired words.  The words of an input line are numbered from  0,  the  first
       (usually  command) word being 0, the second word (first argument) being 1, etc.	The basic
       word designators are:

	    0	 first (command) word
	    n	 n'th argument
	    ^	 first argument,  i.e. `1'
	    $	 last argument
	    %	 word matched by (immediately preceding) ?s? search
	    x-y  range of words
	    -y	 abbreviates `0-y'
	    *	 abbreviates `^-$', or nothing if only 1 word in event
	    x*	 abbreviates `x-$'
	    x-	 like `x*' but omitting word `$'

       The `:' separating the event specification from the word designator can be omitted if  the
       argument  selector begins with a `^', `$', `*' `-' or `%'.  After the optional word desig-
       nator can be placed a sequence of modifiers, each preceded by a `:'.  The following  modi-
       fiers are defined:

	    h	   Remove a trailing pathname component, leaving the head.
	    r	   Remove a trailing `.xxx' component, leaving the root name.
	    e	   Remove all but the extension `.xxx' part.
	    s/l/r/ Substitute l for r
	    t	   Remove all leading pathname components, leaving the tail.
	    &	   Repeat the previous substitution.
	    g	   Apply the change globally, prefixing the above, e.g. `g&'.
	    p	   Print the new command but do not execute it.
	    q	   Quote the substituted words, preventing further substitutions.
	    x	   Like q, but break into words at blanks, tabs and newlines.

       Unless  preceded  by  a `g' the modification is applied only to the first modifiable word.
       With substitutions, it is an error for no word to be applicable.

       The left hand side of substitutions are not regular expressions in the sense of	the  edi-
       tors,  but  rather strings.  Any character may be used as the delimiter in place of `/'; a
       `\' quotes the delimiter into the l and r strings.  The character `&' in  the  right  hand
       side  is  replaced  by  the text from the left.	A `\' quotes `&' also.	A null l uses the
       previous string either from a l or from a contextual scan string s in `!?s?'.  The  trail-
       ing  delimiter  in the substitution may be omitted if a newline follows immediately as may
       the trailing `?' in a contextual scan.

       A history reference may be given without an event specification, e.g. `!$'.  In this  case
       the  reference  is to the previous command unless a previous history reference occurred on
       the same line in which case this form repeats the previous reference.  Thus  `!?foo?^  !$'
       gives the first and last arguments from the command matching `?foo?'.

       A special abbreviation of a history reference occurs when the first non-blank character of
       an input line is a `^'.	This is equivalent to `!:s^' providing a convenient shorthand for
       substitutions  on  the  text  of  the previous line.  Thus `^lb^lib' fixes the spelling of
       `lib' in the previous command.  Finally, a history substitution may be surrounded with `{'
       and `}' if necessary to insulate it from the characters which follow.  Thus, after `ls -ld
       ~paul' we might do `!{l}a' to do `ls -ld ~paula', while `!la' would  look  for  a  command
       starting `la'.

       Quotations with ' and "

       The  quotation of strings by `'' and `"' can be used to prevent all or some of the remain-
       ing substitutions.  Strings enclosed in `''  are  prevented  any  further  interpretation.
       Strings enclosed in `"' may be expanded as described below.

       In  both cases the resulting text becomes (all or part of) a single word; only in one spe-
       cial case (see Command Substitition below) does a `"' quoted string yield  parts  of  more
       than one word; `'' quoted strings never do.

       Alias substitution

       The  shell maintains a list of aliases which can be established, displayed and modified by
       the alias and unalias commands.	After a command line is scanned, it is parsed  into  dis-
       tinct  commands and the first word of each command, left-to-right, is checked to see if it
       has an alias.  If it does, then the text which is the alias for	that  command  is  reread
       with  the history mechanism available as though that command were the previous input line.
       The resulting words replace the command and argument list.  If no reference is made to the
       history list, then the argument list is left unchanged.

       Thus if the alias for `ls' is `ls -l' the command `ls /usr' would map to `ls -l /usr', the
       argument list here being undisturbed.  Similarly if the alias for `lookup'  was	`grep  !^
       /etc/passwd' then `lookup bill' would map to `grep bill /etc/passwd'.

       If  an  alias  is  found,  the  word transformation of the input text is performed and the
       aliasing process begins again on the reformed input line.  Looping  is  prevented  if  the
       first word of the new text is the same as the old by flagging it to prevent further alias-
       ing.  Other loops are detected and cause an error.

       Note that the mechanism allows aliases to introduce parser metasyntax.  Thus we can `alias
       print 'pr \!* | lpr'' to make a command which pr's its arguments to the line printer.

       Variable substitution

       The  shell maintains a set of variables, each of which has as value a list of zero or more
       words.  Some of these variables are set by the shell or referred to by it.  For	instance,
       the  argv  variable is an image of the shell's argument list, and words of this variable's
       value are referred to in special ways.

       The values of variables may be displayed and changed by using the set and unset	commands.
       Of  the	variables  referred to by the shell a number are toggles; the shell does not care
       what their value is, only whether they are set or not.  For instance, the verbose variable
       is a toggle which causes command input to be echoed.  The setting of this variable results
       from the -v command line option.

       Other operations treat variables numerically.  The `@' command  permits	numeric  calcula-
       tions  to  be  performed and the result assigned to a variable.	Variable values are, how-
       ever, always represented as (zero or more) strings.  For the purposes  of  numeric  opera-
       tions,  the  null  string is considered to be zero, and the second and subsequent words of
       multiword values are ignored.

       After the input line is aliased and parsed, and before each command is executed,  variable
       substitution  is  performed  keyed  by `$' characters.  This expansion can be prevented by
       preceding the `$' with a `\' except within `"'s where it always occurs,	and  within  `''s
       where it never occurs.  Strings quoted by ``' are interpreted later (see Command substitu-
       tion below) so `$' substitution does not occur there until later, if at	all.   A  `$'  is
       passed unchanged if followed by a blank, tab, or end-of-line.

       Input/output  redirections  are	recognized  before  variable  expansion, and are variable
       expanded separately.  Otherwise, the command name and entire argument  list  are  expanded
       together.  It is thus possible for the first (command) word to this point to generate more
       than one word, the first of which becomes the command name, and the rest of  which  become

       Unless enclosed in `"' or given the `:q' modifier the results of variable substitution may
       eventually be command and filename substituted.	Within `"', a variable whose  value  con-
       sists  of  multiple  words  expands to a (portion of) a single word, with the words of the
       variables value separated by blanks.  When the `:q' modifier is applied to a  substitution
       the  variable will expand to multiple words with each word separated by a blank and quoted
       to prevent later command or filename substitution.

       The following metasequences are provided for introducing variable values  into  the  shell
       input.  Except as noted, it is an error to reference a variable which is not set.

	    Are  replaced  by the words of the value of variable name, each separated by a blank.
	    Braces insulate name from following characters which would otherwise be part  of  it.
	    Shell  variables have names consisting of up to 20 letters and digits starting with a
	    letter.  The underscore character is considered a letter.
	    If name is not a shell variable, but is set in the environment, then  that	value  is
	    returned  (but  : modifiers and the other forms given below are not available in this

	    May be used to select only some of the words from the value of name.  The selector is
	    subjected to `$' substitution and may consist of a single number or two numbers sepa-
	    rated by a `-'.  The first word of a variables value is numbered `1'.  If  the  first
	    number  of	a  range is omitted it defaults to `1'.  If the last member of a range is
	    omitted it defaults to `$#name'.  The selector `*' selects all words.  It is  not  an
	    error for a range to be empty if the second argument is omitted or in range.

	    Gives  the	number	of  words  in  the  variable.	This is useful for later use in a

	    Substitutes the name of the file from which command input is being	read.	An  error
	    occurs if the name is not known.

	    Equivalent to `$argv[number]'.

	    Equivalent to `$argv[*]'.

       The modifiers `:h', `:t', `:r', `:q' and `:x' may be applied to the substitutions above as
       may `:gh', `:gt' and `:gr'.  If braces `{' '}' appear in the command form then  the  modi-
       fiers must appear within the braces.  The current implementation allows only one `:' modi-
       fier on each `$' expansion.

       The following substitutions may not be modified with `:' modifiers.

	    Substitutes the string `1' if name is set, `0' if it is not.

	    Substitutes `1' if the current input filename is known, `0' if it is not.

	    Substitute the (decimal) process number of the (parent) shell.

	    Substitutes a line from the standard input, with  no  further  interpretation  there-
	    after.  It can be used to read from the keyboard in a shell script.

       Command and filename substitution

       The remaining substitutions, command and filename substitution, are applied selectively to
       the arguments of builtin commands.  This means that portions of expressions which are  not
       evaluated  are  not subjected to these expansions.  For commands which are not internal to
       the shell, the command name is substituted separately from the argument list.  This occurs
       very late, after input-output redirection is performed, and in a child of the main shell.

       Command substitution

       Command	substitution  is  indicated by a command enclosed in ``'.  The output from such a
       command is normally broken into separate words at blanks, tabs  and  newlines,  with  null
       words  being  discarded,  this text then replacing the original string.	Within `"'s, only
       newlines force new words; blanks and tabs are preserved.

       In any case, the single final newline does not force a new word.  Note  that  it  is  thus
       possible for a command substitution to yield only part of a word, even if the command out-
       puts a complete line.

       Filename substitution

       If a word contains any of the characters `*', `?', `[' or `{' or begins with the character
       `~',  then  that  word is a candidate for filename substitution, also known as `globbing'.
       This word is then regarded as a pattern, and replaced with an alphabetically  sorted  list
       of  file  names which match the pattern.  In a list of words specifying filename substitu-
       tion it is an error for no pattern to match an existing file name, but it is not  required
       for  each pattern to match.  Only the metacharacters `*', `?' and `[' imply pattern match-
       ing, the characters `~' and `{' being more akin to abbreviations.

       In matching filenames, the character `.' at the beginning of  a	filename  or  immediately
       following  a  `/', as well as the character `/' must be matched explicitly.  The character
       `*' matches any string of characters,  including  the  null  string.   The  character  `?'
       matches	any  single  character.   The  sequence `[...]' matches any one of the characters
       enclosed.  Within `[...]', a pair of characters separated by  `-'  matches  any	character
       lexically between the two.

       The  character  `~'  at	the beginning of a filename is used to refer to home directories.
       Standing alone, i.e. `~' it expands to the invokers home directory  as  reflected  in  the
       value of the variable home.  When followed by a name consisting of letters, digits and `-'
       characters the shell searches for a user with that name and substitutes their home  direc-
       tory;   thus `~ken' might expand to `/usr/ken' and `~ken/chmach' to `/usr/ken/chmach'.  If
       the character `~' is followed by a character other than a letter or `/' or appears not  at
       the beginning of a word, it is left undisturbed.

       The  metanotation  `a{b,c,d}e'  is  a shorthand for `abe ace ade'.  Left to right order is
       preserved, with results of matches being sorted separately at a low level to preserve this
       order.	 This  construct  may  be  nested.   Thus  `~source/s1/{oldls,ls}.c'  expands  to
       `/usr/source/s1/oldls.c /usr/source/s1/ls.c' whether or not these files exist without  any
       chance  of  error  if  the  home  directory  for  `source'  is  `/usr/source'.	Similarly
       `../{memo,*box}' might expand to `../memo ../box ../mbox'.   (Note  that  `memo'  was  not
       sorted  with  the  results  of  matching `*box'.)  As a special case `{', `}' and `{}' are
       passed undisturbed.


       The standard input and standard output of a command may be redirected with  the	following

       < name
	    Open  file name (which is first variable, command and filename expanded) as the stan-
	    dard input.

       << word
	    Read the shell input up to a line which is identical to word.  Word is not	subjected
	    to	variable,  filename  or  command substitution, and each input line is compared to
	    word before any substitutions are done on this input line.	 Unless  a  quoting  `\',
	    `"', `'' or ``' appears in word variable and command substitution is performed on the
	    intervening lines, allowing `\' to quote `$', `\' and ``'.	Commands which	are  sub-
	    stituted  have all blanks, tabs, and newlines preserved, except for the final newline
	    which is dropped.  The resultant text is placed in an anonymous temporary file  which
	    is given to the command as standard input.

       > name
       >! name
       >& name
       >&! name
	    The file name is used as standard output.  If the file does not exist then it is cre-
	    ated; if the file exists, its is truncated, its previous contents being lost.

	    If the variable noclobber is set, then the file must not exist or be a character spe-
	    cial  file	(e.g. a terminal or `/dev/null') or an error results.  This helps prevent
	    accidental destruction of files.  In this case the `!' forms can be used and suppress
	    this check.

	    The  forms	involving `&' route the diagnostic output into the specified file as well
	    as the standard output.  Name is expanded in the same way as `<' input filenames are.

       >> name
       >>& name
       >>! name
       >>&! name
	    Uses file name as standard output like `>' but places output at the end of the  file.
	    If	the  variable  noclobber  is  set,  then it is an error for the file not to exist
	    unless one of the `!' forms is given.  Otherwise similar to `>'.

       A command receives the environment in which the shell  was  invoked  as	modified  by  the
       input-output  parameters and the presence of the command in a pipeline.	Thus, unlike some
       previous shells, commands run from a file of shell commands have no access to the text  of
       the  commands  by  default;  rather they receive the original standard input of the shell.
       The `<<' mechanism should be used to present inline  data.   This  permits  shell  command
       scripts	to  function  as  components  of pipelines and allows the shell to block read its
       input.  Note that the default standard input for a command run detached is not modified to
       be  the empty file `/dev/null'; rather the standard input remains as the original standard
       input of the shell.  If this is a terminal and if the process attempts to  read	from  the
       terminal, then the process will block and the user will be notified (see Jobs above).

       Diagnostic output may be directed through a pipe with the standard output.  Simply use the
       form `|&' rather than just `|'.


       A number of the builtin commands (to be described subsequently) take expressions, in which
       the  operators  are  similar  to  those of C, with the same precedence.	These expressions
       appear in the @, exit, if, and while commands.  The following operators are available:

	    ||	&&  |  ^  &  ==  !=  =~  !~  <=  >=  <	>  <<  >>  +  -  *  /  %  !  ~	(  )

       Here the precedence increases to the right, `==' `!=' `=~' and `!~',  `<='  `>='  `<'  and
       `>', `<<' and `>>', `+' and `-', `*' `/' and `%' being, in groups, at the same level.  The
       `==' `!=' `=~' and `!~' operators compare their arguments as strings; all  others  operate
       on numbers.  The operators `=~' and `!~' are like `!=' and `==' except that the right hand
       side is a pattern (containing, e.g. `*'s, `?'s and instances of	`[...]')   against  which
       the  left  hand operand is matched.  This reduces the need for use of the switch statement
       in shell scripts when all that is really needed is pattern matching.

       Strings which begin with `0' are considered octal numbers.  Null or missing arguments  are
       considered  `0'.   The result of all expressions are strings, which represent decimal num-
       bers.  It is important to note that no two components of an expression can appear  in  the
       same  word; except when adjacent to components of expressions which are syntactically sig-
       nificant to the parser (`&' `|' `<' `>' `(' `)') they should be surrounded by spaces.

       Also available in expressions as primitive operands are command executions enclosed in `{'
       and `}' and file enquiries of the form `-l  name' where l is one of:

	    r	 read access
	    w	 write access
	    x	 execute access
	    e	 existence
	    o	 ownership
	    z	 zero size
	    f	 plain file
	    d	 directory

       The  specified  name is command and filename expanded and then tested to see if it has the
       specified relationship to the real user.  If the file does not exist  or  is  inaccessible
       then  all  enquiries  return false, i.e. `0'.  Command executions succeed, returning true,
       i.e. `1', if the command exits with status 0, otherwise they fail, returning  false,  i.e.
       `0'.   If more detailed status information is required then the command should be executed
       outside of an expression and the variable status examined.

       Control flow

       The shell contains a number of commands which can be used to regulate the flow of  control
       in  command  files  (shell  scripts) and (in limited but useful ways) from terminal input.
       These commands all operate by forcing the shell to reread or skip in its input and, due to
       the implementation, restrict the placement of some of the commands.

       The  foreach,  switch,  and  while  statements, as well as the if-then-else form of the if
       statement require that the major keywords appear in a single simple command  on	an  input
       line as shown below.

       If  the shell's input is not seekable, the shell buffers up input whenever a loop is being
       read and performs seeks in this internal buffer to accomplish the rereading implied by the
       loop.   (To  the  extent  that  this  allows, backward goto's will succeed on non-seekable

       Builtin commands

       Builtin commands are executed within the shell.	If a builtin command occurs as any compo-
       nent of a pipeline except the last then it is executed in a subshell.

       alias name
       alias name wordlist
	    The  first	form prints all aliases.  The second form prints the alias for name.  The
	    final form assigns the specified wordlist as the alias of name; wordlist  is  command
	    and filename substituted.  Name is not allowed to be alias or unalias.

	    Shows  the	amount of dynamic memory acquired, broken down into used and free memory.
	    With an argument shows the number of free and used blocks in each size category.  The
	    categories	start  at size 8 and double at each step.  This command's output may vary
	    across system types, since systems other than the VAX  may	use  a	different  memory

       bg %job ...
	    Puts  the current or specified jobs into the background, continuing them if they were

	    Causes execution to resume after the end of the nearest enclosing foreach  or  while.
	    The remaining commands on the current line are executed.  Multi-level breaks are thus
	    possible by writing them all on one line.

	    Causes a break from a switch, resuming after the endsw.

       case label:
	    A label in a switch statement as discussed below.

       cd name
       chdir name
	    Change the shell's working directory to directory name.  If no argument is given then
	    change to the home directory of the user.
	    If	name  is not found as a subdirectory of the current directory (and does not begin
	    with `/', `./' or `../'), then each component of the variable cdpath  is  checked  to
	    see  if  it  has a subdirectory name.  Finally, if all else fails but name is a shell
	    variable whose value begins with `/', then this is tried to see if it is a directory.

	    Continue execution of the nearest enclosing while or foreach.  The rest of	the  com-
	    mands on the current line are executed.

	    Labels  the  default  case	in a switch statement.	The default should come after all
	    case labels.

	    Prints the directory stack; the top of the stack is at the left, the first	directory
	    in the stack being the current directory.

       echo wordlist
       echo -n wordlist
	    The  specified  words are written to the shells standard output, separated by spaces,
	    and terminated with a newline unless the -n option is specified.

	    See the description of the foreach, if, switch, and while statements below.

       eval arg ...
	    (As in sh(1).)  The arguments are read as input to the shell and the  resulting  com-
	    mand(s)  executed  in the context of the current shell.  This is usually used to exe-
	    cute commands generated as the result of  command  or  variable  substitution,  since
	    parsing occurs before these substitutions.	See tset(1) for an example of using eval.

       exec command
	    The specified command is executed in place of the current shell.

	    The shell exits either with the value of the status variable (first form) or with the
	    value of the specified expr (second form).

       fg %job ...
	    Brings the current or specified jobs into the foreground,  continuing  them  if  they
	    were stopped.

       foreach name (wordlist)
	    The  variable name is successively set to each member of wordlist and the sequence of
	    commands between this command and the matching end are executed.  (Both  foreach  and
	    end must appear alone on separate lines.)

	    The  builtin  command  continue  may be used to continue the loop prematurely and the
	    builtin command break to terminate it prematurely.	When this command  is  read  from
	    the  terminal,  the  loop is read up once prompting with `?' before any statements in
	    the loop are executed.  If you make a mistake typing in a loop at  the  terminal  you
	    can rub it out.

       glob wordlist
	    Like  echo	but no `\' escapes are recognized and words are delimited by null charac-
	    ters in the output.  Useful for programs which wish to  use  the  shell  to  filename
	    expand a list of words.

       goto word
	    The  specified  word  is  filename and command expanded to yield a string of the form
	    `label'.  The shell rewinds its input as much as possible and searches for a line  of
	    the form `label:' possibly preceded by blanks or tabs.  Execution continues after the
	    specified line.

	    Print a statistics line indicating how effective the internal hash table has been  at
	    locating  commands (and avoiding exec's).  An exec is attempted for each component of
	    the path where the hash function indicates a possible  hit,  and  in  each	component
	    which does not begin with a `/'.

       history n
       history -r n
       history -h n
	    Displays  the  history  event  list;  if n is given only the n most recent events are
	    printed.  The -r option reverses the order of printout to be most recent first rather
	    than oldest first.	The -h option causes the history list to be printed without lead-
	    ing numbers.  This is used to produce files  suitable  for	sourceing  using  the  -h
	    option to source.

       if (expr) command
	    If the specified expression evaluates true, then the single command with arguments is
	    executed.  Variable substitution on command happens early, at the same time  it  does
	    for  the rest of the if command.  Command must be a simple command, not a pipeline, a
	    command list, or a parenthesized command list.  Input/output redirection occurs  even
	    if expr is false, when command is not executed (this is a bug).

       if (expr) then
       else if (expr2) then
	    If	the specified expr is true then the commands to the first else are executed; oth-
	    erwise if expr2 is true then the commands to the second else are executed, etc.   Any
	    number  of	else-if  pairs	are possible; only one endif is needed.  The else part is
	    likewise optional.	(The words else and endif must appear at the beginning	of  input
	    lines; the if must appear alone on its input line or after an else.)

       jobs -l
	    Lists  the	active	jobs;  given the -l options lists process id's in addition to the
	    normal information.

       kill %job
       kill -sig %job ...
       kill pid
       kill -sig pid ...
       kill -l
	    Sends either the TERM (terminate) signal or the specified  signal  to  the	specified
	    jobs  or  processes.   Signals  are  either  given by number or by names (as given in
	    /usr/include/signal.h, stripped of the prefix ``SIG'').  The signal names are  listed
	    by	``kill	-l''.	There is no default, saying just `kill' does not send a signal to
	    the current job.  If the signal being sent is TERM (terminate) or HUP (hangup),  then
	    the job or process will be sent a CONT (continue) signal as well.

       limit resource
       limit resource maximum-use
       limit -h
       limit -h resource
       limit -h resource maximum-use
	    Limits  the  consumption  by  the  current process and each process it creates to not
	    individually exceed maximum-use on the specified  resource.   If  no  maximum-use  is
	    given,  then  the current limit is printed; if no resource is given, then all limita-
	    tions are given.  If the -h flag is given, the hard limits are used  instead  of  the
	    current  limits.   The hard limits impose a ceiling on the values of the current lim-
	    its.  Only the super-user may raise the hard limits, but a user may  lower	or  raise
	    the current limits within the legal range.

	    Resources  controllable  currently include cputime (the maximum number of cpu-seconds
	    to be used by each process), filesize (the largest single file which can be created),
	    datasize  (the  maximum growth of the data+stack region via sbrk(2) beyond the end of
	    the program text), stacksize (the maximum size of  the  automatically-extended  stack
	    region), and coredumpsize (the size of the largest core dump that will be created).

	    The  maximum-use  may  be given as a (floating point or integer) number followed by a
	    scale factor.  For all limits other than cputime the default scale is `k'  or  `kilo-
	    bytes'  (1024  bytes);  a  scale  factor of `m' or `megabytes' may also be used.  For
	    cputime the default scaling is `seconds', while `m' for minutes or `h' for hours,  or
	    a time of the form `mm:ss' giving minutes and seconds may be used.

	    For both resource names and scale factors, unambiguous prefixes of the names suffice.

	    Terminate  a  login  shell, replacing it with an instance of /bin/login.  This is one
	    way to log off, included for compatibility with sh(1).

	    Terminate a login shell.  Especially useful if ignoreeof is set.

       nice +number
       nice command
       nice +number command
	    The first form sets the scheduling priority for this shell to  4.	The  second  form
	    sets the priority to the given number.  The final two forms run command at priority 4
	    and number respectively.  The greater the number, the less cpu the process will  get.
	    The super-user may specify negative priority by using `nice -number ...'.  Command is
	    always executed in a sub-shell, and the restrictions placed on commands in simple  if
	    statements apply.

       nohup command
	    The  first	form  can be used in shell scripts to cause hangups to be ignored for the
	    remainder of the script.  The second form causes the specified command to be run with
	    hangups ignored.  All processes detached with `&' are effectively nohup'ed.

       notify %job ...
	    Causes  the shell to notify the user asynchronously when the status of the current or
	    specified jobs changes; normally notification is presented before a prompt.  This  is
	    automatic if the shell variable notify is set.

       onintr  -
       onintr  label
	    Control  the  action of the shell on interrupts.  The first form restores the default
	    action of the shell on interrupts which is to terminate shell scripts or to return to
	    the  terminal  command input level.  The second form `onintr -' causes all interrupts
	    to be ignored.  The final form causes the shell to execute a  `goto  label'  when  an
	    interrupt is received or a child process terminates because it was interrupted.

	    In	any  case, if the shell is running detached and interrupts are being ignored, all
	    forms of onintr have no meaning and interrupts continue to be ignored  by  the  shell
	    and all invoked commands.

       popd +n
	    Pops  the directory stack, returning to the new top directory.  With an argument `+n'
	    discards the nth entry in the stack.  The elements of the directory  stack	are  num-
	    bered from 0 starting at the top.

       pushd name
       pushd +n
	    With  no  arguments,  pushd  exchanges  the  top two elements of the directory stack.
	    Given a name argument, pushd changes to the new directory (ala cd) and pushes the old
	    current working directory (as in csw) onto the directory stack.  With a numeric argu-
	    ment, rotates the nth argument of the directory stack around to be	the  top  element
	    and  changes  to  it.   The  members of the directory stack are numbered from the top
	    starting at 0.

	    Causes the internal hash table of the contents of the directories in the  path  vari-
	    able  to  be  recomputed.  This is needed if new commands are added to directories in
	    the path while you are logged in.  This should only be necessary if you add  commands
	    to	one  of  your own directories, or if a systems programmer changes the contents of
	    one of the system directories.

       repeat count command
	    The specified command which is subject to the same restrictions as the command in the
	    one line if statement above, is executed count times.  I/O redirections occur exactly
	    once, even if count is 0.

       set name
       set name=word
       set name[index]=word
       set name=(wordlist)
	    The first form of the command shows the value  of  all  shell  variables.	Variables
	    which have other than a single word as value print as a parenthesized word list.  The
	    second form sets name to the null string.  The third form sets  name  to  the  single
	    word.   The  fourth  form sets the index'th component of name to word; this component
	    must already exist.  The final form sets name to the list of words in  wordlist.   In
	    all cases the value is command and filename expanded.

	    These arguments may be repeated to set multiple values in a single set command.  Note
	    however, that variable expansion happens for all arguments before any setting occurs.

       setenv name value
       setenv name
	    The first form lists all current environment variables.  The last form sets the value
	    of environment variable name to be value, a single string.	The second form sets name
	    to an empty string.  The most commonly used environment variable USER, TERM, and PATH
	    are  automatically	imported  to  and exported from the csh variables user, term, and
	    path; there is no need to use setenv for these.

       shift variable
	    The members of argv are shifted to the left, discarding argv[1].  It is an error  for
	    argv  not to be set or to have less than one word as value.  The second form performs
	    the same function on the specified variable.

       source name
       source -h name
	    The shell reads commands from name.  Source commands  may  be  nested;  if	they  are
	    nested too deeply the shell may run out of file descriptors.  An error in a source at
	    any level terminates all nested source commands.  Normally input during  source  com-
	    mands  is  not  placed  on	the history list; the -h option causes the commands to be
	    placed in the history list without being executed.

       stop %job ...
	    Stops the current or specified job which is executing in the background.

	    Causes the shell to stop in its tracks, much as if it had been  sent  a  stop  signal
	    with ^Z.  This is most often used to stop shells started by su(1).

       switch (string)
       case str1:
	    Each  case label is successively matched, against the specified string which is first
	    command and filename expanded.  The file metacharacters `*', `?' and `[...]'  may  be
	    used  in  the  case labels, which are variable expanded.  If none of the labels match
	    before a `default' label is found, then the execution begins after the default label.
	    Each  case	label  and the default label must appear at the beginning of a line.  The
	    command breaksw causes execution to continue after the endsw.  Otherwise control  may
	    fall  through  case labels and default labels as in C.  If no label matches and there
	    is no default, execution continues after the endsw.

       time command
	    With no argument, a summary of time used by this shell and its children  is  printed.
	    If	arguments  are	given the specified simple command is timed and a time summary as
	    described under the time variable is printed.  If necessary, an extra shell  is  cre-
	    ated to print the time statistic when the command completes.

       umask value
	    The  file creation mask is displayed (first form) or set to the specified value (sec-
	    ond form).	The mask is given in octal.  Common values for the mask  are  002  giving
	    all  access  to  the  group  and  read and execute access to others or 022 giving all
	    access except no write access for users in the group or others.

       unalias pattern
	    All aliases whose names match the specified pattern are discarded.	Thus all  aliases
	    are removed by `unalias *'.  It is not an error for nothing to be unaliased.

	    Use of the internal hash table to speed location of executed programs is disabled.

       unlimit resource
       unlimit -h
       unlimit -h resource
	    Removes  the  limitation on resource.  If no resource is specified, then all resource
	    limitations are removed.  If -h is given, the corresponding hard limits are  removed.
	    Only the super-user may do this.

       unset pattern
	    All  variables  whose  names match the specified pattern are removed.  Thus all vari-
	    ables are removed by `unset *'; this has noticeably distasteful side-effects.  It  is
	    not an error for nothing to be unset.

       unsetenv pattern
	    Removes  all  variables  whose name match the specified pattern from the environment.
	    See also the setenv command above and printenv(1).

	    All background jobs are waited for.  It the shell is interactive, then  an	interrupt
	    can  disrupt  the  wait,  at which time the shell prints names and job numbers of all
	    jobs known to be outstanding.

       while (expr)
	    While the specified expression evaluates non-zero, the commands between the while and
	    the  matching end are evaluated.  Break and continue may be used to terminate or con-
	    tinue the loop prematurely.  (The while and end must  appear  alone  on  their  input
	    lines.)   Prompting  occurs  here  the first time through the loop as for the foreach
	    statement if the input is a terminal.

	    Brings the specified job into the foreground.

       %job &
	    Continues the specified job in the background.

       @ name = expr
       @ name[index] = expr
	    The first form prints the values of all the shell variables.  The  second  form  sets
	    the specified name to the value of expr.  If the expression contains `<', `>', `&' or
	    `|' then at least this part of the expression must be placed  within  `('  `)'.   The
	    third form assigns the value of expr to the index'th argument of name.  Both name and
	    its index'th component must already exist.

	    The operators `*=', `+=', etc are available as in C.  The space separating	the  name
	    from the assignment operator is optional.  Spaces are, however, mandatory in separat-
	    ing components of expr which would otherwise be single words.

	    Special postfix `++' and `--' operators increment and  decrement  name  respectively,
	    i.e. `@  i++'.

       Pre-defined and environment variables

       The  following  variables  have	special meaning to the shell.  Of these, argv, cwd, home,
       path, prompt, shell and status are always set by the shell.  Except  for  cwd  and  status
       this  setting  occurs  only  at	initialization; these variables will not then be modified
       unless this is done explicitly by the user.

       This shell copies the environment variable USER into the variable user,	TERM  into  term,
       and  HOME  into home, and copies these back into the environment whenever the normal shell
       variables are reset.  The environment variable PATH is likewise handled; it is not  neces-
       sary  to  worry	about its setting other than in the file .cshrc as inferior csh processes
       will import the definition of path from the environment, and  re-export	it  if	you  then
       change it.

       argv	      Set to the arguments to the shell, it is from this variable that positional
		      parameters are substituted, i.e. `$1' is replaced by `$argv[1]', etc.

       cdpath	      Gives a list of alternate directories searched to  find  subdirectories  in
		      chdir commands.

       cwd	      The full pathname of the current directory.

       echo	      Set  when the -x command line option is given.  Causes each command and its
		      arguments to be echoed just before it is executed.   For	non-builtin  com-
		      mands  all  expansions  occur  before echoing.  Builtin commands are echoed
		      before command and filename substitution,  since	these  substitutions  are
		      then done selectively.

       filec	      Enable file name completion.

       histchars      Can  be  given a string value to change the characters used in history sub-
		      stitution.  The first character of its value is used as the history substi-
		      tution  character, replacing the default character !.  The second character
		      of its value replaces the character ^ in quick substitutions.

       history	      Can be given a numeric value to control the size of the history list.   Any
		      command  which  has  been  referenced  in this many events will not be dis-
		      carded.  Too large values of history may run the shell out of memory.   The
		      last executed command is always saved on the history list.

       home	      The  home  directory of the invoker, initialized from the environment.  The
		      filename expansion of `~' refers to this variable.

       ignoreeof      If set the shell ignores end-of-file from input devices  which  are  termi-
		      nals.  This prevents shells from accidentally being killed by control-D's.

       mail	      The files where the shell checks for mail.  This is done after each command
		      completion which will result in a  prompt,  if  a  specified  interval  has
		      elapsed.	 The  shell says `You have new mail.'  if the file exists with an
		      access time not greater than its modify time.

		      If the first word of the value of mail is numeric it specifies a	different
		      mail checking interval, in seconds, than the default, which is 10 minutes.

		      If  multiple  mail  files  are  specified, then the shell says `New mail in
		      name' when there is mail in the file name.

       noclobber      As described in the section on Input/output,  restrictions  are  placed  on
		      output redirection to insure that files are not accidentally destroyed, and
		      that `>>' redirections refer to existing files.

       noglob	      If set, filename expansion is inhibited.	This  is  most	useful	in  shell
		      scripts  which are not dealing with filenames, or after a list of filenames
		      has been obtained and further expansions are not desirable.

       nonomatch      If set, it is not an error for a filename expansion to not match any exist-
		      ing  files; rather the primitive pattern is returned.  It is still an error
		      for the primitive pattern to be malformed, i.e.  `echo ['  still	gives  an

       notify	      If  set, the shell notifies asynchronously of job completions.  The default
		      is to rather present job completions just before printing a prompt.

       path	      Each word of the path variable specifies a directory in which commands  are
		      to  be  sought for execution.  A null word specifies the current directory.
		      If there is no path variable then only full path names will  execute.   The
		      usual  search  path  is  `.', `/bin' and `/usr/bin', but this may vary from
		      system to system.  For the super-user the default search	path  is  `/bin',
		      `/sbin',	`/usr/sbin',  and `/usr/bin'.  A shell which is given neither the
		      -c nor the -t option will normally hash the contents of the directories  in
		      the  path variable after reading .cshrc, and each time the path variable is
		      reset.  If new commands are added to these directories while the	shell  is
		      active,  it  may be necessary to give the rehash or the commands may not be

       prompt	      The string which is printed before each command is read from an interactive
		      terminal	input.	If a `!' appears in the string it will be replaced by the
		      current event number unless a preceding `\' is given.  Default is `% ',  or
		      `# ' for the super-user.

       savehist       is  given  a  numeric value to control the number of entries of the history
		      list that are saved in ~/.history when the  user	logs  out.   Any  command
		      which  has been referenced in this many events will be saved.  During start
		      up the shell sources ~/.history into the history list enabling  history  to
		      be  saved  across  logins.  Too large values of savehist will slow down the
		      shell during start up.

       shell	      The file in which the shell resides.  This is used  in  forking  shells  to
		      interpret  files	which have execute bits set, but which are not executable
		      by the system.  (See  the  description  of  Non-builtin  Command	Execution
		      below.)  Initialized to the (system-dependent) home of the shell.

       status	      The status returned by the last command.	If it terminated abnormally, then
		      0200 is added to the status.  Builtin commands which fail return exit  sta-
		      tus `1', all other builtin commands set status `0'.

       time	      Controls	automatic  timing  of  commands.   If set, then any command which
		      takes more than this many cpu seconds will cause a line giving  user,  sys-
		      tem, and real times and a utilization percentage which is the ratio of user
		      plus system times to real time to be printed when it terminates.

       verbose	      Set by the -v command line option, causes the words of each command  to  be
		      printed after history substitution.

       Non-builtin command execution

       When  a	command to be executed is found to not be a builtin command the shell attempts to
       execute the command via execve(2).  Each word in the variable path names a directory  from
       which the shell will attempt to execute the command.  If it is given neither a -c nor a -t
       option, the shell will hash the names in these directories into an internal table so  that
       it will only try an exec in a directory if there is a possibility that the command resides
       there.  This greatly speeds command location  when  a  large  number  of  directories  are
       present in the search path.  If this mechanism has been turned off (via unhash), or if the
       shell was given a -c or -t argument, and in any case for each directory component of  path
       which  does  not  begin	with a `/', the shell concatenates with the given command name to
       form a path name of a file which it then attempts to execute.

       Parenthesized commands are always executed in a subshell.  Thus `(cd ; pwd) ; pwd'  prints
       the  home  directory; leaving you where you were (printing this after the home directory),
       while `cd ; pwd' leaves you in the home directory.  Parenthesized commands are most  often
       used to prevent chdir from affecting the current shell.

       If the file has execute permissions but is not an executable binary to the system, then it
       is assumed to be a file containing shell commands and a new shell is spawned to read it.

       If there is an alias for shell then the words of the alias will be prepended to the  argu-
       ment  list to form the shell command.  The first word of the alias should be the full path
       name of the shell (e.g. `$shell').  Note that this is a special, late occurring,  case  of
       alias  substitution,  and  only	allows words to be prepended to the argument list without

       Argument list processing

       If argument 0 to the shell is `-' then this is a login  shell.	The  flag  arguments  are
       interpreted as follows:

       -b   This  flag forces a ``break'' from option processing, causing any further shell argu-
	    ments to be treated as non-option arguments.  The remaining  arguments  will  not  be
	    interpreted  as  shell  options.   This may be used to pass options to a shell script
	    without confusion or possible subterfuge.  The shell  will	not  run  a  set-user  ID
	    script without this option.

       -c   Commands  are  read  from the (single) following argument which must be present.  Any
	    remaining arguments are placed in argv.

       -e   The shell exits if any invoked command terminates abnormally  or  yields  a  non-zero
	    exit status.

       -f   The  shell will start faster, because it will neither search for nor execute commands
	    from the file `.cshrc' in the invoker's home directory.

       -i   The shell is interactive and prompts for its top-level input, even if it  appears  to
	    not  be  a	terminal.  Shells are interactive without this option if their inputs and
	    outputs are terminals.

       -n   Commands are parsed, but not executed.  This aids  in  syntactic  checking	of  shell

       -s   Command input is taken from the standard input.

       -t   A single line of input is read and executed.  A `\' may be used to escape the newline
	    at the end of this line and continue onto another line.

       -v   Causes the verbose variable to be set, with the effect that command input  is  echoed
	    after history substitution.

       -x   Causes  the  echo  variable to be set, so that commands are echoed immediately before

       -V   Causes the verbose variable to be set even before `.cshrc' is executed.

       -X   Is to -x as -V is to -v.

       After processing of flag arguments, if arguments remain but none of the -c, -i, -s, or  -t
       options	was  given,  the  first argument is taken as the name of a file of commands to be
       executed.  The shell opens this file, and saves its name for  possible  resubstitution  by
       `$0'.   Since  many  systems  use  either the standard version 6 or version 7 shells whose
       shell scripts are not compatible with this shell, the shell will execute such a `standard'
       shell  if  the first character of a script is not a `#', i.e. if the script does not start
       with a comment.	Remaining arguments initialize the variable argv.

       Signal handling

       The shell normally ignores quit signals.  Jobs running detached (either by `&' or  the  bg
       or  %... & commands) are immune to signals generated from the keyboard, including hangups.
       Other signals have the values which the shell inherited from its parent.  The shells  han-
       dling  of  interrupts  and terminate signals in shell scripts can be controlled by onintr.
       Login shells catch the terminate signal; otherwise this signal is passed  on  to  children
       from  the  state  in  the  shell's parent.  In no case are interrupts allowed when a login
       shell is reading the file `.logout'.

       William Joy.  Job control and directory stack features first implemented by J.E.  Kulp  of
       I.I.A.S.A,  Laxenburg,  Austria, with different syntax than that used now.  File name com-
       pletion code written by Ken Greer, HP Labs.

       ~/.cshrc 	Read at beginning of execution by each shell.
       ~/.login 	Read by login shell, after `.cshrc' at login.
       ~/.logout	Read by login shell, at logout.
       /bin/sh		Standard shell, for shell scripts not starting with a `#'.
       /tmp/sh* 	Temporary file for `<<'.
       /etc/passwd	Source of home directories for `~name'.

       Words can be no longer than 1024 characters.  The system limits argument  lists	to  10240
       characters.   The  number  of  arguments to a command which involves filename expansion is
       limited to 1/6'th the number of characters allowed in an argument list.	Command substitu-
       tions  may  substitute no more characters than are allowed in an argument list.	To detect
       looping, the shell restricts the number of alias substitutions on a single line to 20.

       sh(1), access(2), execve(2),  fork(2),  killpg(2),  pipe(2),  sigvec(2),  umask(2),  setr-
       limit(2), wait(2), tty(4), a.out(5), environ(7), `An introduction to the C shell'

       When  a	command is restarted from a stop, the shell prints the directory it started in if
       this is different from the current directory; this can be misleading (i.e. wrong)  as  the
       job may have changed directories internally.

       Shell builtin functions are not stoppable/restartable.  Command sequences of the form `a ;
       b ; c' are also not handled gracefully when stopping is attempted.  If  you  suspend  `b',
       the shell will then immediately execute `c'.  This is especially noticeable if this expan-
       sion results from an alias.  It suffices to place the sequence  of  commands  in  ()'s  to
       force it to a subshell, i.e. `( a ; b ; c )'.

       Control	over  tty  output  after  processes  are  started is primitive; perhaps this will
       inspire someone to work on a good virtual  terminal  interface.	 In  a	virtual  terminal
       interface much more interesting things could be done with output control.

       Alias  substitution is most often used to clumsily simulate shell procedures; shell proce-
       dures should be provided rather than aliases.

       Commands within loops, prompted for by `?', are not placed in the history  list.   Control
       structure  should be parsed rather than being recognized as built-in commands.  This would
       allow control commands to be placed anywhere, to be combined with `|', and to be used with
       `&' and `;' metasyntax.

       It  should  be  possible  to use the `:' modifiers on the output of command substitutions.
       All and more than one `:' modifier should be allowed on `$' substitutions.

       The way the filec facility is implemented is ugly and expensive.

4th Berkeley Distribution		November 27, 1996				   CSH(1)

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