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Date:      Thu, 6 Apr 2000 14:47:40 -0700
From:      "David O'Brien" <>
To:        Matthew Dillon <>
Subject:   Re: Import of tcsh into src/contrib/, replacing src/usr.bin/csh
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In-Reply-To: <>; from on Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 02:21:36PM -0700
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On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 02:21:36PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     I don't think we can replace /bin/csh with tcsh, for compatibility
>     reasons.  Thousands upon thousands of scripts use csh and the risk
>     is just too great that we might break some of them.

Show me one.

>     Remember /bin/sh vs /bin/bash?  I'll admit /bin/csh vs /bin/tcsh is
>     less of a problem, but it's still a problem.

Bash is a totally different code base then sh.  tcsh is our BSD csh +
enhancements.  Where is the problem?

>     I would also propose that the default csh.cshrc (which tcsh sources)
>     still be used for both tcsh and csh since it's so trivial to test which
>     one is sourcing the file.  I do *NOT* recommend creating a separate
>     .tcshrc. 


>     And I would also propose that we turn command-line partial-history-
>     completion on by default.

Yes, one of the primary reasons for what I want to do.

-- David    (

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