Controlling processes and other shell techniques

Last revision August 9, 2004

Table of Contents:

  1. Shell interpretation
  2. Editing command lines
  3. Stuck in a Unix login session?
  4. Program execution
  5. Simple commands
  6. Unix command syntax
  7. Controlling processes
  8. Your login environment

Using the C-shell to link and control processes

The commands and concepts discussed here apply specifically to the C-shell and its derivatives, such as tcsh. The C-shell is the default shell on Earth Sciences UNIX systems. The original Bourne shell supports many of these same features, although sometimes with different syntax. Aliases, the command history mechanism, and the ability to move processes back and forth between foreground and background, are some things that are definitely not in the Bourne shell.



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