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Re: OT: tcsh and LS_COLORS (was: Problems with 'dircolors')

On Oct 12 12:41, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> Eric Blake wrote:
> >Oh, by the way, if you use tcsh, be aware that it also uses the LS_COLORS
> >environment variable internally, but that it does not understand quite as
> >many options as ls does and gripes about what it doesn't understand, which
> >is why I had to patch the cygwin version of LS_COLORS to silence stderr
> >during the tcsh eval.  Hopefully, a newer release of tcsh will allow me to
> >remove that hack from coreutils.
> That's all? I had to build a hand-patched tcsh across our platform list 
> because the unpatched sources *won't run* if tcsh doesn't understand 
> LS_COLORS. And some csh's have the same behavior. IOW you couldn't run 
> [t]csh *at all* with the newer LS_COLORS features.
> Anyway, just wondering if you've also seen this and what if anything has 
> been done to Cygwin's tcsh to cope.

Nothing.  It's a bit weird that LS_COLORS is used by coreutils and tcsh,
but it's a generic problem on all platforms.  It will be solved upstream
one way or the other.


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