Computer History - Herong's Notes - Version 3.11, by Dr. Herong Yang
C Shell Command Line Examples
This section provides some C shell command line examples with explanations.
Below are some C shell command line examples with explanations:
set Displays the values of all shell variables. set history=50 Tells the shell to keep track of the last 50 commands. set noclobber Don't overwrite an existing file set filec Provide me filename completion when I hit ESC set ignoreeof Don't log me out when I hit ^D (eof) set history 40 Keep last 40 commands in a buffer set histsave 40 Keep last 40 commands in file .history set prompt="\!%" Sets the prompt to be the command number and % ! in prompt means the command number date Displays the date. cat > myself (Type in some words about yourself) ^D Creates a file and lets you to enter text from the keyboard. ls -l Lists the contents of the current directory in long format. alias dir ls Assigns "ls" to the alias name "dir". dir -l Same as "ls -l". cat myself Displays the contents of "myself" on the screen. history Displays the history list. !4 Repeats the 4th command in the history list. sleep 200 ^C A dummy command. It runs for 200 seconds. "Ctrl-C" cancels the execution of any command. !! ^Z Repeats the last command "sleep 200". "Ctrl-Z" stops the execution of any command. jobs Lists background jobs. kill %1 Kills the first background job. command & Runs the command in the background fg %1 Brings the first job into the foreground bg %1 Starts the first job (stopped currently) in the background stop %1 Stops the first job nohup command & Run the command in background and detach it from terminal. So you can logout and let the job continue.
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