csh issues bogus error message

Steve Bertrand steve at ibctech.ca
Tue Sep 15 01:21:53 UTC 2009

Steven Friedrich wrote:
> I'm working on my .cshrc file, so I have to use csh syntax. I, like most Unix 
> shell programmers, usually steer clear of csh scripts, but obviously, .cshrc 
> requires csh syntax.
> If I create a file with just a # in it, I get:
> set: Variable name must begin with a letter.
> I can change the # to #!/bin/csh
> but I get the same error message
> This looks like a csh bug to me 8o)

What exactly are you trying to do?

Can you post the entire contents of your .cshrc file?

...seems as though there is something missing here.

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