Beginner's question about csh/tcsh
addymin at pacbell.net
Thu Apr 15 12:18:45 PDT 2004
Jerry McAllister wrote:
>>>It sounds like you are using an account with /bin/sh as a shell
>>>For example, unless you change it, root uses sh for a shell.
>>Root uses csh by default.
> Well, I'll be darned. It does now.
BTW. I login as normal user and "su" to root for adminstrative tasks.
I checked what shell root was using and it was sh (/bin/sh). So the
information on my first post was inaccurate. My bad. I thought the
shell was csh.
So, I changed root's shell to csh. The problem of no .history via up
and down arrows went away. The arrow keys now access the .history file.
Strange. Did I possibly do something to screw up the sh shell?
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