no (t)csh read builtin?

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Fri Apr 8 06:28:03 PDT 2005

Emanuel Strobl wrote:

>how can I interactively read a variable from the command line with tcsh?
>The *[^c]sh command "read" doesn't exist, so how can I do it with csh?
 From man csh:

       $<      Substitutes  a  line  from  the standard input, with no 
               interpretation thereafter.  It can be used  to  read  
from  the
               keyboard in a shell script.  (+) While csh always quotes 
$<, as
               if it were equivalent to `$<:q', tcsh does  not.   
               when  tcsh  is waiting for a line to be typed the user 
may type
               an interrupt to interrupt the sequence into which the  
line  is
               to be substituted, but csh does not allow this.

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