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Table of Contents

  1. Learning the Basics

    1. Chapter 1 Introduction

      1. Using the Examples
      2. Selecting a Login Shell
      3. Before You Read Further
    2. Chapter 2 A Shell Primer

      1. Entering Commands
      2. Command Input and Output
      3. Files and Directories
      4. Combining Commands
      5. Running Commands in the Background
      6. When Do Spaces Matter?
      7. The Shell Startup Files
    3. Chapter 3 Using the Shell Effectively

      1. Using Filenames
      2. Reusing and Editing Commands
      3. Creating Command Shortcuts
      4. Using Command Substitution
      5. Navigating the File System
      6. Using Your Prompt
      7. Using Job Control
  2. Becoming More Efficient

    1. Chapter 4 The Shell Startup Files

      1. Startup and Shutdown Files
      2. Getting To Know .cshrc and .login
      3. Modifying .cshrc and .login
      4. Using Variables
      5. Organizing Your Startup Files
      6. The .logout File
    2. Chapter 5 Setting Up Your Terminal

      1. Identifying Your Terminal Settings
      2. What the Settings Mean
      3. Changing Your Terminal Settings
      4. Did Your Terminal Stop Working?
    3. Chapter 6 Using Your Command History

      1. The History List
      2. Reviewing Your History
      3. Using Commands from Your History
      4. Event Specifiers
      5. Word Designators
      6. Event Modifiers
      7. Making History Persist Across Login Sessions
    4. Chapter 7 The tcsh Command-Line Editor

      1. Editing a Command
      2. Command Key Bindings
      3. emacs Editing Mode
      4. vi Editing Mode
      5. Examining and Modifying Key Bindings
    5. Chapter 8 Using Aliases To Create Command Shortcuts

      1. Defining Aliases
      2. Uses for Aliases
      3. Using Sets of Aliases
    6. Chapter 9 File-Naming Shortcuts

      1. Using Filename Patterns
      2. Using {} To Generate Arguments
      3. Directory Naming Shorthand
    7. Chapter 10 Filename and Programmed Completion

      1. Using Built-In Filename Completion
      2. Programmed Completions
      3. Syntax of the complete Command
      4. Displaying and Removing Programmed Completions
      5. When Programmed Completions Do Not Apply
    8. Chapter 11 Quoting and Special Characters

      1. Special Characters
      2. The Shell's Quote Characters
      3. Referring to Files with Problematic Names
      4. Passing Special Characters to Commands
      5. Using Partial Quoting
      6. Quoting Oddities
    9. Chapter 12 Using Commands To Generate Arguments

      1. Command Substitution
      2. Repeating Substituted Commands
      3. Deferred Command Substitution
      4. When To Avoid Command Substitution
    10. Chapter 13 Navigating the File System

      1. Moving Around
      2. Working in Multiple Locations
      3. Letting the Shell Find Directories for You
      4. Using Aliases and Variables To Move Around
    11. Chapter 14 Keeping Track of Where You Are

      1. Types of Location Reporting
      2. Displaying Your Location in the Prompt
      3. Display Your Location in the Window Title
      4. Putting It All Together
      5. Displaying Other Types of Information
    12. Chapter 15 Job Control

      1. Job States
      2. Obtaining Job Information
      3. Changing a Job's State
      4. Other Applications of Job Control
      5. Job Control and Window Systems
  3. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Obtaining and Installing tcsh

      1. Obtaining the Source Distribution
      2. Build the Distribution—Quick Instructions
      3. Build the Distribution—Detailed Instructions
      4. Testing and Installing tcsh
      5. Allowing tcsh To Be a Log in Shell
    2. Appendix csh and tcsh Quick Reference

      1. Command Structure
      2. Star tup and Shutdown Files
      3. Variables
      4. Special Characters
      5. Command History
      6. Moving Around the File System
      7. Aliases
      8. Filename Completion
      9. Programmed Completion
      10. Job Control
      11. Command Editing in tcsh
    3. Appendix Other Sources of Information

      1. Documents
      2. Newsgroups
      3. Mailing Lists
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