Re: Bugs ?
On Fri, 28 Aug 1998, Michael Bramer wrote:
> csh is in /usr/bin/ too. But is this the right Place? The link to
> /etc/alternatives/csh is IMHO ok. But the link to a non-boot-dir (/usr) from
> a boot-dir (/bin) is IMHO not ok. (at boottime the user/the scripts found
> /bin/csh, but it is a dead link.)
If you are saying that this user writes system boot scripts in [t]csh,
then I think the reasonable answer is: don't do that.
It is perfectly allright to use the [t]csh as a login shell, but it is not
a true Bourne shell compatible and should not be used for system scripts.
There is an article by Tom Christiansen that explains some of the reasons
to be careful with [t]csh when scripting. You can easily find it in
several places on the web, just do an altavista search for:
"csh programming considered harmful"
PS: regarding your question about german language support in tcsh, it
exists, but you have to install it as a seperate package:
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: Luis Francisco Gonzalez <email@example.com>
Depends: tcsh (>= 6.07.02-6)
Description: TENEX C Shell message catalogs
tcsh (TENEX C Shell) has NLS support. This package has the current
message catalogs to be used with tcsh. The supported languages include
French, German, Greek and Spanish.
- Re: Bugs ?
- From: Michael Bramer <firstname.lastname@example.org>