C Shell Scripting/syntax

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Comparison with Bourne shell[edit]

Features[edit]

  • List Variables
C Shell has it Bourne doesn't.
  • Shell Functions
Bourne has it C Shell doesn't


Syntax differences[edit]

  • comments
# csh 
: sh
  • assigning variables
set a = b
a = b
  • expressions
if ( a < b ) then
if [ a -lt b ]


Bourne has more advanced command substitution syntax for embedding. (Bourne Shell Scripting/Substitution)

 $( date )

vs

`date`