tcsh login question ....

Martin Alejandro Paredes Sanchez mapsware at
Sun Aug 10 17:36:39 UTC 2014

El Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:27:12 -0500
"William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at> escribió:
> .... when I shell into my newly minted FreeBSD 9.3 desktop, or login
> w/ a console login, everything under tcsh gets initialized AOK. I
> then activated xdm to manage logins (I like it that way),
> the /ect/csh.login file clearly does  *not* get sourced. I have many
> aliases, prompt setting, & other goodies which are absent. The tcsh
> manpage clearly says it will be sourced at login, what gives ?

In the man page of tcsh says:

Non-login shells read only /etc/csh.cshrc and ~/.tcshrc or ~/.cshrc on startup.

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