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Old 03-30-2014
Posix, in their wisdom mandated that shells should follow this rule... "Only the decimal-constant, octal-constant, and hexadecimal-constant constants specified in the ISO C standard, Section are required to be recognized as constants". For some reason, shells that are totally non-posix in nature like csh and tcsh are adopting this rule. It has broken a lot of scripts including several hundred of my own. I fixed them all rather than fighting it. But I use ksh which can easily strip off the leading zero. There is no great solution to offer someone who has a lot of csh scripts.

There is no easy way to say this, but if you insist on creating lots of csh scripts you better prepare yourself to face problems with no good solutions. The right answer is to write your scripts in bash or ksh. I know you don't want to hear that, but it's the truth.
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Old 04-01-2014
Thank you Scott ,fpMurphy,Perderabo. I will be installing the latest versin 6.18 and see if it gets fixed .

---------- Post updated 04-01-14 at 09:41 AM ---------- Previous update was 03-31-14 at 11:17 AM ----------


is tcsh 6.18 version available on internet for 64bit RHEL 2.6
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