This chapter describes the C shell, so named because many of its programming constructs and symbols resemble those of the C programming language. The following topics are presented:
Overview of features
Invoking the shell
For more information on the C shell, see Using csh & tcsh, which is listed in the Bibliography.
Features of the C shell include:
Wildcard characters (metacharacters) for filename abbreviation
Shell variables for customizing your environment
Access to previous commands (command history)
Command name abbreviation (aliasing)
A built-in command set for writing shell programs
Optional filename completion
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