grep: Command not found when starting tcsh

Harold L Hunt II
Thu Jan 16 14:40:00 GMT 2003


Let that be a lesson to you: nobody uses tcsh :)

I will fix the .csh script when I get a chance.

Funny that you noticed this problem, because I still have the inclusion 
of these scripts on my to-do list... I had forgotten that I had already 
included them.


J. Eric Bracken wrote:

> Note to the Cygwin-XFree86 team:
> I have Cygwin and XFree86 installed, and I was getting annoying messages
> of the form
>  Grep:  command not found
> every time I started up a tcsh shell.  I finally tracked the problem 
> down to
> the file /etc/profile.d/00xfree.csh.  This script apparently executes 
> before
> all other login scripts and is intended to put /usr/X11R6/bin on your 
> path.
> Unfortunately it includes this line:
>  eval "echo ${PATH} | grep -q ${X11PATH}"
> Because it's executing so early on, the PATH hasn't been properly set 
> up yet,
> and grep was not being found.
> By replacing "grep" with "/bin/grep", the problem was resolved.  This had
> already been done in the file in the same directory so I'm 
> surprised
> the 00xfree.csh file hadn't been modified too.
> --Eric

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