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changing shells in unix (im using putty)

hi. im new here. im taking a UNIX OS class and im in need of some help

how do i change my shell in UNIX?
for homework i need to edit the tcshrc file (to include aliases) in my home directory but its not there. so i think switching shells will create the file. am i correct?
I'm using PuTTy.
p.s. the default shell is bash

Last edited by alpha_centauri; 11-06-2008 at 04:08 AM.. Reason: .
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Old 11-06-2008
no you're wrong.
starting the tcsh by issuing "exec tcsh" or simpy typing "tcsh" is executing the c-shell which is looking for a .tcshrc in your bome directory. if present this file is sourced.
to create the file type touch ~/.tcshrc and edit the file with your favorite editor
 

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