Programming with Bourne or C shell

Vulpes Velox v.velox at
Sat Jan 1 09:08:26 PST 2005

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 21:20:22 -0600
Michael Madden <madden at> wrote:

> I have most of my interactive shell experience using bash on Linux
> and shell programing on Unix-like systems with Bourne shell.  Since
> FreeBSD's default shell is csh/tcsh, I was wondering if it's still
> considered an atrocity to develop shell scripts with C shell:
> Are most FreeBSD users still using csh or tcsh has their interactive
> shell and sh for programming?  I think it would be nice to use the
> same interactive and programming shell for consistency.

Unless you want something with interactive features and want something
in the base, I really don't see much of a reason to choose tcsh.

It can make a nice tuner control script using hotkeys and ect, but not
much else.

Tcsh if you ever try scripting in it will become a PITA with the lack
of functions and a few other things.

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