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Shell Environment

The shell interprets the text you type, and the keys you press, in order to direct the operating system to take the appropriate action. A shell can also be used as a programming language. You may customize your session through the shell using hidden files. The system executes these files at login time. The name of these files and the syntax depends on the shell that you use:

Used by sh,ksh at login time
Used by sh,ksh
Used by csh,tcsh at login time
Used by csh,tcsh
Used by tcsh
The default shell at LNF is the tcsh shell. At login time the system executes the following user's files if exist under their $HOME directory:

Here is an example of the standard LNF .login and .tcshrc gif file:

The default terminal is: TERM = (xterm), if you want a different default terminal like vt220 you can modify your .login file as follow:

Wed Feb 14 19:03:34 WET 1996