Why csh on Root?

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Oct 19 17:59:28 UTC 2006

Martin McCormick wrote:

>	One thing I was trying to accomplish is to have a bell in
>the  root prompt.  In the .cshrc file is a string 
>set prompt="\007\!# "
>	I have also tried replacing the \007 with the actual
>Control-G and even a \a.  All produce an attempt to render a bell
>but what is sent to the remote terminal is ^G1#
>as in the actual ASCII characters ^ and G.
>I am not sure what to do to correct this problem as I do not get
>it in bash.  A \a or \007 is sent literally.
>	The env output for root on this system shows no environmental
>variables that should inhibit the beep so I am kind of stumped.
set prompt="hello%{^G%}there "

where ^G is a single control char, not two chars.

man tcsh, look for the section on shell variables and then scan down to 


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