The tcsh manual vs tcsh initialization; fix for slow startup

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Jan 3 09:52:00 GMT 2005

On Jan  1 04:46, Michael Bax wrote:
> 1.
> The tcsh manual states:
> 	onintr is ignored if the shell is running detached and in system
> 	startup files (see FILES), where interrupts are disabled anyway.
> But:
> 	>grep onintr /etc/csh.cshrc
> 	onintr -
> 	  onintr
> Is the manual incorrect or is the initialization file conceptually flawed?

It doesn't hurt, does it?

> 2.
> The tcsh manual also states:
> 	-f  The shell ignores ~/.tcshrc, and thus starts faster.
> But -f also causes the shell to ignore /etc/csh.* and .login.  Is the
> specification or the implementation at fault?

This is a question you should ask the tcsh developers.


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