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Re: csh Shell
- From: Alexis Cothenet <cothenet at cppm dot in2p3 dot fr>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 08:26:40 +0100 (CET)
- Subject: Re: csh Shell
Thank you very much for your help, now when i write echo $SHELL i can see
On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Alexis Cothenet wrote:
> > > I have installed cygwin but i see that my defautl shell (doing echo
> > > $SHELL) is bash. I would prefer to have csh shell. Do you know how i could
> > > proceed ?
> > Alexis,
> > Cygwin doesn't have pure csh, but it does have tcsh, which should be
> > compatible.
> > To make it your "default" shell, you need to do two things:
> > 1) Edit your /cygwin.bat and make it invoke "tcsh -l" instead of "bash
> > --login -i". That way, when you click on the Cygwin shortcut, you'll
> > get tcsh[*].
> > 2) Edit your /etc/profile, and change the shell entry from /bin/bash to
> Whoops, sorry! Correction: s/profile/passwd/
> > /bin/tcsh.
> > This should do it. HTH,
> > Igor
> > [*] There is a /bin/csh, but it's a Cygwin symlink, and you won't be able
> > to invoke it via Windows mechanisms.
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