Root shell

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Mar 1 08:25:59 PST 2009

Frank Shute wrote:
> I think programming with csh is deprecated nowadays - a shell guru
> could tell you if that's true.

Sure csh is deprecated for programming, and has been for a long time[*].
But this is not about shell programming.  It's about what interactive shell
root should have. That's a very different thing, and [t]csh is just fine
for interactive use.



[*] Anyone with any sense will write posix compliant scripts using /bin/sh
for maximum portability.

Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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