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Shell compatible with the Berkeley shell

Tcsh is an enhanced but bug compatible version of the Berkeley UNIX C shell. It is a command language interpreter usable both as an interactive login shell and a shell script command processor. It includes a command line editor, programmable word completion, command and file name completion, listing, spelling correction, a history mechanism, job control, and a bunch of small additions to the csh shell itself.


User FAQ available in HTML format from; User manpage available in HTML format from

Related Projects

  • Pdksh
  • Zsh
  • Bash


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License:BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey25 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Christos Zoulas Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2018.


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