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Old 03-26-2002
I could never get into csh, but then again, I didn't give it that much of a chance...
I like sh/ksh/bash... I use bash most of the time, but on systems that don't have it, I usually end up with ksh.
# 9  
Old 03-26-2002
I think you will find that csh is particularly popular with 'pre-Linux' programmers.
I think bash is as powerful or maybe even more powerful, it's stated purpose was to 'unite' all the most powerful shells in one, sh+ksh+csh+
But it 'looks' more like ksh.
Anyway, I guess today this is only relevant in two situations, both dealing with 'old' stuff:
running old scripts made for csh
running on an old machine where every byte counts

Atle, aspiring to become an old fart
# 10  
Old 03-26-2002
Heh, yeah. My first Unix experiences came from the "free" Unices (BSD, Linux, etc...), so bash was the first shell I ever used. I do think it feels a lot more like ksh than it does any other shell, although I still do not have extensive knowledge of any shell, let alone multiple interpreters. Even though I've been pre-biased against csh, at least Bill Joy got vi going (I think it was him...) Smilie .
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Old 03-26-2002
In the Good Old Days (TM) shells were introcuced to us by the file

/usr/share/doc/usd/04.csh/paper.ascii.gz

on a FreeBSD machine
(I can put it on atle.linux-site.net if you want to)

If you read it, but you must either put yourself in a 'newbie-ham' (is fun) or skip the things that explain what a shell is and how to do 'ls' - you will understad why we were fascinated by csh.

And you may actually want to know it well enough to be able to deploy on a system where csh is the default shell - you quite often see things like

setup.sh setup.csh

plus a weird shell called batsh or something (setup.bat)Smilie

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